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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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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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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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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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Happy Hour Ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area

Our local restaurants, shops and attractions are open and have taken measures to ensure your safety. As of July 25, 2020, Minnesota has implemented a state wide mask mandate. (Click here for more details on the mask mandate). So while enjoying our many fun activities and events, please...

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Summer Dreaming

By Lisa Aasen February and March seem to last forever in Minnesota and we start to dream of summer and warmer days. Some of us go into hiding and wait out the rest of winter inside. Then there are those that are willing to go outside, braving [caption id="attachment_16230" align="alignleft"...

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