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Everyone Screams for Ice Cream!

One of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is to enjoy a delicious bowl or cone of ice cream! So we're here to share with you some of the best places to get a delicious frozen treat in the Willmar Lakes Area! The Deep Freeze Drive on...

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Where to Find Live Music in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area has a tenacious music scene throughout the year, but during the summer months it's even more plentiful. Warm weather, refreshing beverages, great company, and live music. What a great way to enjoy a Minnesota summer! Stop by these locations this summer (or anytime throughout...

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So Much to Enjoy During the 2022 Spicer WinterFest

From the middle of January through the first week of February, the town that is “nicer” will host their annual 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...

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Top 10 Patio Locations in the Willmar Lakes Area

As a Minnesotan, when the weather's nice you try to take advantage of it as much as possible and that includes eating outside! Check out our list of the top 10 patio locations in the Willmar Lakes Area! Max's on the Green You can't beat the view from the patio...

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Winter Fun in Willmar Lakes Area

Article from Minnesota Monthly From ice fishing and winter recreation to local boutiques and eateries, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need for a snowy getaway! As the temperatures drop in the Willmar Lakes Area, locals and visitors alike get excited to take advantage of the region’s incredible outdoor activities....

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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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