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Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit

Does one of your holiday traditions include checking out the holiday lights in the neighborhood? Why not expand on that and plan a trip to see the “Celebrate the Light of the World” Christmas light display in the Willmar Lakes Area? This free event is so popular that...

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Willmar Lakes Area to Host 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener

EXPLORE MINNESOTA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State of Minnesota Media contact: Alyssa Hayes (Ebel), Explore Minnesota, (O) 651-757-1857, (C) 651-276-8738, alyssa.hayes@state.mn.us, Twitter: @ExploreMN_PR Willmar Lakes Area to Host 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 13, 2017) —Next year's Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener will be held May 10-13 in Spicer...

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