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Tribune photo In this Aug. 2010 photo, Davina and the Vagabonds perform on the main stage at the annual New London Music Festival in Neer Park. Kandiyohi County was recently named a Minnesota Legacy Weekend Destination for 2012. The outdoor music festival will be one of the highlights of a weekend of festivities that will showcase the New London, Spicer and Willmar lake communities.

Legacy funding will showcase Willmar, Minn., lakes area tourism in 2012

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Kandiyohi County has scored a major tourism coup by recently being named a Minnesota Legacy Weekend Destination for 2012.

Beth Fischer, Executive Director of the Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau, confirmed news that the lake communities of New London, Spicer and Willmar have been selected for the program for the weekend of Aug. 17-19.

"It's very exciting," said Fischer. She and community partners had sought the designation through a state grant application.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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