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WLA Features: Sibley State Park

By Bailey Hovland State parks are some of Minnesota’s greatest resources. They preserve the land of those who came before us, give everyone an opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and support the biodiversity unique to Minnesota. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Sibley State Park is our local...

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WLA Features: Spicer

By Bailey Hovland On a warm summer’s day, every Minnesotan knows that the best place to be is the lake. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Green Lake functions as that hub for summer fun. Named for the jade tone of its water, Green Lake was once known as...

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Dad’s Getaway Weekend

By Bailey Hovland It’s not quite Father’s Day, but it has been a long winter and dads might deserve a weekend off. What, with the hours spent snow blowing the driveway, working through math homework, and tucking the kids in, a break could be just the thing they need....

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2020 Spicer Winterfest

From early January through the first few weeks of February, the town that is “nicer” is hosting the 2020 Winterfest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. And although the...

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An Autumn Weekend in Spicer

By Lisa Aasen FALL into a fun weekend in Spicer! Whether you’re staying in a cabin on Green Lake, an RV at WestRich Campground or booked a fabulous resort stay at The Hampton Inn Green Lake Resort, a great weekend is in store for you! Follow the day-by-day itinerary...

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Delicious Dishes in the Area

By Bailey Hovland For the past 22 years, I’ve been a local connoisseur in the cuisine of the Willmar Lakes Area. And I was recently tasked with selecting delicious dishes from the area; a job that I did not take lightly. There are so many local restaurants to choose...

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Winter Tournament = Family Vacation

By Bailey Hovland As snow coats the driveway and we go digging through the garage for shovels and salt, hockey gloves and ice skates are rediscovered in the search. Winter brings wrestling tournaments, basketball round robins, and ice-skating competitions to the Willmar Lakes Area, welcoming hundreds of families to...

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