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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: 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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2020 Spicer Winterfest

From early January through the first few weeks of February, the town that is “nicer” is hosting the 2020 Winterfest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. And although the...

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An Autumn Weekend in Spicer

By Lisa Aasen FALL into a fun weekend in Spicer! Whether you’re staying in a cabin on Green Lake, an RV at WestRich Campground or booked a fabulous resort stay at The Hampton Inn Green Lake Resort, a great weekend is in store for you! Follow the day-by-day itinerary...

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2018 Spicer WinterFest

By Bailey Hovland Icehouses are scattered across the lakes, snow blows over the open fields, and Minnesotans have dug into their closets to pull out their full winter wardrobes. Winter has finally come to Minnesota. Yet, despite the sub-zero temperatures, the Willmar Lakes Area hasn’t succumbed to the weather....

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