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Girls Fall Getaway Weekend

Whew, you made it! Summer is over, and the kids are back in school; it’s time to start planning your girls getaway weekend. For the ladies that like to golf, the Willmar Lakes Area is a great option for a fun and fabulous golf getaway. Play a round at...

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WLA Features: Downtown New London

By Bailey Hovland The charm of small-town America is alluring. We see it romanticized on TV shows like Gilmore Girls and in almost every holiday Hallmark movie—the staple local restaurants and familiar faces everywhere you go. Yet in the Willmar Lakes Area, that small-town fantasy is a reality. The...

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Willmar Lakes Area Winter Wonderland

Bailey Hovland I may be biased, but there is nothing like winter in Minnesota. Sure, the temperature often drops below zero degrees and sometimes the roads are slick with glare ice, but there is absolutely no place like Minnesota in the winter. The warmth of the people combined with...

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright – December in New London

By Amy Gronli The summer is gone, the harvest is done, and winter has come! While springs lift our spirits with birdsong and flowers, summers pulsate with wet and wild fun, and autumns invite us to leaf-peep and cheer on the home team, winters gift us with their own...

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Seasonal Escape to Willmar Lakes Area

By Willmar Lakes Area and Claire Noack More than 100 lakes scattered across the Willmar Lakes Area and brightly-colored trees lining the trails and the streets of the Central Minnesota region provide the perfect backdrop for a fall outing. Only two hours from the Twin Cities, the Willmar Lakes...

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Specialty Shopping in the Willmar Lakes Area

One of my favorite things to do is spend the day browsing at our local specialty and occasional shops. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in New London. This charming community is home to a wide variety of shops and tons of charm and character. First stop...

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Weekend Adventure in the Willmar Lakes Area

My husband and I had a free weekend, which doesn’t happen often, so we decided to go on a little adventure. One of our favorite quotes is “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” We’ve heard others talk about all the things to do around...

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