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Weekend activities



Becker Market, 3 to 6:30 p.m. today, Becker Ave between Fourth and Fifth streets downtown.

New London

Little Crow Water Ski Team, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Neer Park; adults $5, students $ 2, 6 and under admitted free.


Great American Circus, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds; adults $10, children under 14 $7, available at the door.

Community celebrations

Clara City

PRAIRIE FEST DAYS FUNDRAISER: Johnny Holm street dance, 8:30 p.m., Clara City Lions Park; $10.


Sibley State Park

Interpretive Center open during the week; call 320-354-2002 for hours.

Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002.

Seasons of the whitetail: 10 a.m. Saturday; video and talk examining the whitetail deer as it moves through the seasons.

Legacy for a loon: 1 p.m. Saturday; talk and video about a family of loons.

Bluebirds, bring them back: 3 p.m. Saturday; PowerPoint presentation on the eastern bluebird and what can be done to help it survive.

Canada goose story: 11 a.m. Sunday; watch a video about a Canada goose pair, who mate for life, as they protect and care for their young.

Two little owls: 1 p.m. Sunday; video about two little great horned owls includes incredible footage rarely seen of these birds.

Great blue heron: 3 p.m. Sunday; video and talk about one of the most common birds of Sibley.

Prairie Woods ELC

At Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, hikers are welcome on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets must be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by e-mail at For more information check the Web site at or call.

Lower Sioux Agency

The Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site is nine miles east of Redwood Falls on Redwood County 2. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and holidays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for ages 6-12. For more information call 507-697-6321 or check the Minnesota Historical Society Web site at

Footprints of History: Join a guided tour which will offer insights into traditional Dakota culture; how the lives of the Dakota changed because of government policies and treaties; the role and purpose of the Lower Sioux Agency; how the Agency would have looked 150 years ago; and the events that led up to the U.S.-Dakota War. Tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Animal adventures children's program: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; learn about common animals of the area by touching animal pelts, making tracks and taking a hike.

Physical activities

Disc Golf course

Open during park hours, park in main lot, 9-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Grind Central Skate Park

Open during daylight hours, Washington Learning Center; 325 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

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