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April 13, 2018
Tribune file photo/  The ice depth on area lakes ranged earlier this week from 18 inches on the lakes south of Willmar to 24 inches on those to the north.
Ice out? Local sage believes Green Lake will be ice free for fishing opener
April 13, 2018 - 4:31pm
February 26, 2018
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Walleye will get its due, but the state's most popular game fish will not really be the star of the 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener. The event is an opportunity to showcase all of the area's outdoor opportunities, fishing among them.
Outdoors will take center stage when Willmar Lakes Area hosts Fishing Opener
February 26, 2018 - 6:36am
January 30, 2018
Spicer woman injured in crash
January 30, 2018 - 8:05am
January 29, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Steve Marquardt takes the plunge into Green Lake at the 14th annual Polar Plunge Saturday at Saulsbury Beach in Spicer.
Taking the plunge: 14th annual event held Saturday in Spicer
January 29, 2018 - 6:40am
January 25, 2018
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Participants in the 13th annual Polar Plunge belly flop into Green Lake in January 2017. A crew of emergency responders guide participants from the water and assist as needed.
Take the plunge! Polar Plunge Saturday at Green Lake
January 25, 2018 - 5:29am
January 23, 2018
Tribune file photo

Organizers in Kandiyohi County are calling for 100 hosts to volunteer to take visitors fishing May 10-13 when the Willmar Lakes Area hosts the Governor’s Fishing Opener. The last time it was held in Kandiyohi County was in 1995 with then-Gov. Arne Carlson, front left.
Governor's Fishing Opener in Willmar seeks hosts
January 23, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 8, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Using ice blocks that weigh nearly 600 pounds, volunteers build the Spicer Ice Castle on Sunday morning at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. The 20-foot-tall structure will be the focal point of Spicer's Winterfest celebration, which kicks off Jan. 20 with fireworks and a lighting ceremony.
Nice ice: Ice castle will be focal point of Spicer Winterfest
January 8, 2018 - 5:05am
January 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A recently cut block of ice from Green Lake moves along an ice harvesting machine Wednesday in Spicer.   

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Green Lake jewels to be used in St. Paul ice castle
January 3, 2018 - 9:51pm
October 19, 2017
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Volunteers with the Willmar chapter of Let's Go fishing host Bethesda Daybreak residents on an outing in June. The local volunteers hosted more than 2,000 guests in 2017, a record season.
Let's Go Fishing chapter reports biggest year yet
October 19, 2017 - 11:24pm
July 4, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 
Heather Larson of the "Groom Zone" leads her patriotic poodle along the Spicer parade route.
Celebrating the Fourth of July in Spicer
July 4, 2017 - 9:21pm
May 14, 2017
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
May 14, 2017 - 10:18pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

Fisherman test the waters May 2 on Green Lake in Spicer. Explore Minnesota announced the Willmar Lakes Area will host next year’s fishing opener on Green Lake from May 10-13.
Green Lake to host 2018 governor's fishing opener
May 14, 2017 - 3:13pm
May 10, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Dave Coahran, area fisheries supervisor with the state Department of Natural Resources, talks Tuesday to students from Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar about different ways to fish. Let’s Go Fishing started its 2017 season this week by hosting hundreds of students from Willmar and New London-Spicer on Green Lake.play button
Let's Go Fishing launches big season
May 10, 2017 - 5:15am
May 9, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Josslyn Heck, from left, Alejandra Mejia and Mercedes Turrubiates write down ideas for characters for a book. They were among about 450 students assembled May 1 at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar to hear children's author Lisa Bullard speak about telling and writing stories.
Expert advises Willmar students: Minnesota author speaks to Willmar elementary students
May 9, 2017 - 6:04am
April 18, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Workers carry carpeting Thursday inside the new Hampton Inn Spicer Green Lake. The resort hotel is set to open in mid-May.
Spicer hotel nears completion with mid-May opening expected
April 18, 2017 - 5:37am
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