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Springtime Fun at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

By Mari Klebe Spring is here to stay! There are so many sayings about spring… April showers bring May flowers… Spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb (or vice versa) Spring is in the air… This is Minnesota, winter is always right around the corner but I’m going to assume...

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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: 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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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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Outdoor Adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area

I sit at home on a windy Sunday afternoon, thinking about the week ahead. I am craving the outdoors and some different activities for me and my husband to do. We are pretty fortunate to live where we do, with so many fun things to choose from. Here...

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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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Top 4 Ways to Beat Boredom

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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