• Thanksgiving in the Willmar Lakes Area

    November 26, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland It’s 7:00 a.m. The earliest riser of the family is in the kitchen, carefully putting the finishing touches on the turkey before its four-hour roast in the oven. The rest of the family is either starting

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  • “Celebrate the Light of the World”

    November 26, 2019

    Now that December has come, the Willmar Lakes Area has settled into a winter routine under a blanket of snow. Little ones bundle up to play in the snow after school, building snow forts out in their yards. Snowflakes fall

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  • 2019 Holidaze

    November 18, 2019

    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

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  • The Historical Side of the Willmar Lakes Area

    October 30, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland So often, we focus on the here and now. We’re looking to try all the newest things — new restaurants, new stores, and new events. Because we are always looking forward, we often forget that looking back

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  • An Autumn Weekend in Spicer

    October 7, 2019

    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

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  • Thrifting in the Willmar Lakes Area

    September 16, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland In an age where shoppers are becoming more environmentally conscious and vintage fashion from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s are coming back into style, thrift shopping (otherwise known as thrifting) is

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  • Seasonal Escape to Willmar Lakes Area

    September 10, 2019

    By Willmar Lakes Area and Claire Noack More than 100 lakes scattered across the Willmar Lakes Area and brightly-colored trees lining the trails and the streets of the Central Minnesota region provide the perfect backdrop

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  • Biking Just Keeps Getting Better in the Willmar Lakes Area

    September 3, 2019

    By Dave Pederson New Mountain Bike Trail open at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center! Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center is now home to 4.5 miles of single track mountain biking trail! Visitors and residents

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  • Prairie Pothole Day 2019

    September 3, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland The precious waterfowl of Minnesota includes birds of all kinds, ranging from Canadian geese to mallard ducks. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the 37th annual Prairie Pothole Day will be underway out at

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  • On Trend in the Willmar Lakes Area

    August 13, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland Keeping up with the latest beauty and fashion trends can be difficult. As soon as you think you’ve got a hold of what’s in, it’s already out. Lucky for you, there are more than a few places in the

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