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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: Hawk Creek

By Bailey Hovland In the land of 10,000 lakes (or 11,842 if you prefer accuracy over catchiness), nothing is better than a day out on the water. In the Willmar Lakes Area, there are more than enough opportunities to enjoy the freshwater fun that Minnesota has to offer. And...

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WLA Features: Robbins Island Regional Park

By Bailey Hovland You’re driving down Highway 71 toward Willmar, with the windows down and the radio up. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and the lake water looks like glass, mirroring the beautiful day. The shoreline of the lake turns into fields of green, where soccer players...

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Virtual Tours of Popular Willmar Lakes Area Attractions

We might not be able to go to our favorite Willmar Lakes Area attractions this spring, but we can still "virtually visit" them and learn about them. Check out our list of local attractions and sites that you can virtually tour. First up, Sibley State Park has an awesome...

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Need Some Ways to Beat Boredom During Quarantine?

By Tanya Rosenau I don’t know about you, but I’m not used to just going from home to work and back. I like to be out on the town, shopping, seeing the sights, being involved in the many events and activities going on in the Willmar Lakes Area. This...

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Dog-Friendly Community

By Bailey Hovland What has four legs, plenty of hair, and loves spending time in the Willmar Lakes Area? Your dog, of course. Although most of our blogs focus on people experiencing the Willmar Lakes Area, today it is finally time to turn our attention to our canine counterparts. With unique...

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Thanksgiving in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland It’s 7:00 a.m. The earliest riser of the family is in the kitchen, carefully putting the finishing touches on the turkey before its four-hour roast in the oven. The rest of the family is either starting to wake or already on their way, packed in a...

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