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Violation of no-contact order results in three felonies for local man

A Clear Lake man is facing three felonies in connection to violating a no-contact order. Joshua Diekhuis, 36, was taken to Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of burglary, violation of a no-contact order and enhanced domestic assault.  All are felonies.  He is also facing simple misdemeanor charges for violating a no-contact order and obstruction…
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Ornaments remain on The Giving Tree

Wishes of local families appear on tree There is still time to participate in The Giving Tree program, run cooperatively by the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter along with the Clear Lake Community School District. Approximately one-third of the 184 ornaments put on the tree Nov. 15 remain available for checkout. Sign-up forms for the Giving Tree…
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Congratulations to our first winner

The Mirror-Reporter would like to congratulate Daniel Hansen (right) as the first winner in its holiday sweepstakes.  Hanson was presented with $50 in Chamber Bucks by Brodie Long, Mirror-Reporter office manager. To enter this ongoing promotion, simply shop Clear Lake merchants advertising in the Mirror-Reporter Gift Guide to get your entry cards.  Fill them out…
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Baird leaves a sad void at NIACC

By Kirk Hardcastle, NIACC sports information director NIACC lost a legend Friday. Vance Baird passed away while working at the NIACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. To people involved with NIACC and the athletic department, no last name was necessary in the above second sentence. Vance was one of the rare people on the planet where just…
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Exceptional All-Staters

(Above) Pictured are Clear Lake High School All-State instrumentalists (L-R) Abbi Parcher, Irene Swanson, Tim Swanson and Theo Swanson.  Also pictured is CLHS Band Director Brandon Borseth. -Submitted photo. Swansons chosen for elite All-State Orchestra Irene Swanson, Theo Swanson and Tim Swanson have accomplished a feat unheard of in Iowa High School Music. The three…
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Share Life provides Giving Tree donations non-profit status

  For more than a quarter of a century, the Giving Tree has helped to make the holidays a little brighter for Clear Lake area families.  This year, thanks to Share Life, donations of cash and food cards for Giving Tree families are tax-deductible. The 2017 Giving Tree features approximately 180 ornaments representing the wishes…
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