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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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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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WLA Features: Robbins Island Regional Park

By Bailey Hovland You’re driving down Highway 71 toward Willmar, with the windows down and the radio up. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and the lake water looks like glass, mirroring the beautiful day. The shoreline of the lake turns into fields of green, where soccer players...

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Bronze Friendly Business Award!

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has earned recognition as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists! We’ve joined the movement of 1,416 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States in transforming the American workplace to be more...

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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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Need Some Ways to Beat Boredom During Quarantine?

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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Enjoy the Willmar Lakes Area in January!

By Dave Feist While it’s true that many hardy Minnesotan’s head to the Southern part of the US this time of year to avoid the harsh winter elements, there are still so many of us that just LOVE a Minnesota winter! There is nothing like a fresh blanket of...

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