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

December 2021 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...

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Celebrating Mother's Day

By Bailey Hovland Moms do not get enough credit. Whether they’re working moms who extend their 40-hour work week to help with late night math homework or stay-at-home mothers who dedicate a vast majority of their time to their kids (hello PTA meetings, baseball games, and field trip chaperoning),...

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Developing Your Green Thumb in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland Spring has finally sprung in the Willmar Lakes Area. And although we Minnesotans appreciate winter for all it has to offer (ice hockey, sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, etc.), it’s time to say goodbye to the snow and ice and hello to the green starting to appear...

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5 Ways to Enjoy Spring in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland Finally. It’s spring. The temperature is slowly, slowly, rising. Pastel colors are back in style, along with floral prints and perhaps even sandals. Geese are migrating north, preparing for the upcoming season in Minnesota. And since we have officially passed the first day of spring, it...

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Valentine’s Day in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland With hearts littering the aisles of area grocery stores (in chocolate form), popping up on coffee shop menus, and showing up in advertisements on social media feeds, one thing could not be more clear: Valentine’s Day is almost here. And with all of these hearts comes...

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