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Halloween Still Being Celebrated in the Willmar Lakes Area

Although some people might want to forgo celebrating Halloween all together this year with Covid, we feel there are still plenty of safe and fun ways to celebrate this spooky holiday! Many churches, community organizations and restaurants have came up with creative twists to the traditional ways of celebrating...

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Asking Brouwer Berries: How Long Does It Take To Grow Strawberries?

By Sarah Brouwer Did you get some strawberries this year from Brouwer Berries in Raymond?  We hope so! The season is so short, and we know it takes you some effort to get to our farm when the strawberries are ripe.  Many people ask me why we close early...

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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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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

By Bailey Hovland Baseball! The great American pastime. Since the 19th century, Americans have been playing ball. Now, it’s as American as apple pie and bald eagles. From the catch phrases we use every day — hitting a home run, striking out, playing hardball, going to bat for someone, throwing...

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“Strawberry Fields Forever” at Brouwer Berries

Bailey Hovland As one of the most influential band of all times sang, “let me take you down 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.” And although the Beatles aren’t here to serenade you into a berry-picking frenzy, Brouwer Berries in Raymond (just 11 miles west of Willmar) can help...

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A Playlist to Celebrate Summer in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland FINALLY! Summer is on the horizon and we are ready to celebrate the coming season with days spent at the lake and nights that end gathered around a bonfire. In honor of the summer days that lie ahead, here’s a little playlist specially curated to encompass...

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