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Best Ways to Enjoy the Fall in the Willmar Lakes Area

A visit to the Willmar Lakes Area in the fall is one you're sure to remember. As the temperatures begin to cool and the birds start their migration south, Kandiyohi County becomes an enchanting retreat from the quick paced schedule of the regular work week. There are so...

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New London - A Unique and Unforgettable Experience!

By Trudie Guptill Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable experience this summer? Then plan a weekend to enjoy the many artistic wonders of New London! This small town with New England charm offers an experience unlike any other with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, community celebrations, fine...

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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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Holiday Shopping in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area is a great place to shop no matter what time of year it is. But the holidays bring out the many amazingly bright and cheery displays in storefronts throughout the county. Let's start with the many boutiques and shops in the New London Area. Just...

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Shop Local

The Willmar Lakes Area retail businesses are OPEN and are following the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Many businesses continue to offer online shopping, gift card purchases and curbside pickup. A few businesses are requiring people to wear masks while in their store. Click on the individual businesses to see...

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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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Kandiyohi County Parks - Campgrounds to Fit Every Style and Need

By Laura Anfinson If you are looking for a camping experience that will leave you counting the days until you can return, look no further than the Kandiyohi County Parks in central Minnesota. Kandiyohi County has 5 County Parks that you can camp and recreate at. Each park has its...

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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