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Girls Fall Getaway Weekend

Whew, you made it! Summer is over, and the kids are back in school; it’s time to start planning your girls getaway weekend. For the ladies that like to golf, the Willmar Lakes Area is a great option for a fun and fabulous golf getaway. Play a round at...

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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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Dad’s Getaway Weekend

By Bailey Hovland It’s not quite Father’s Day, but it has been a long winter and dads might deserve a weekend off. What, with the hours spent snow blowing the driveway, working through math homework, and tucking the kids in, a break could be just the thing they need....

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Finding Fish and Making Memories in Kandiyohi County

By Nancy Larson Over the past several months I spent some time on lakes in Kandiyohi County to observe the type of experiences local anglers are creating during Minnesota winters. The fraternity of anglers are the first to share that each month (January – March) offers a unique opportunity...

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Prime Vacation Planning Time

By Bailey Hovland We’ve come to the time of year when spring seems like it will never come and summer feels like a distant memory. With the holiday season long gone and nothing to celebrate until Valentine’s Day (if you’re ever so lucky), we need something to add a...

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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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2019 Holidaze

By Bailey Hovland The shop windows in downtown Willmar have begun to display the signs of the upcoming holiday season — a decorative wreath hung here, a sprinkle of glittering snowflakes there. Despite the temperature hovering consistently above freezing and the unusual absence of November snow, the Willmar Lakes...

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