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City’s tax asking continues to drop

Proposed tax rate marks third straight year of decline For the third straight year, the property tax asking within the City of Clear Lake will drop. City Administrator Scott Flory delivered the first of three presentations about the proposed 2019 fiscal year city budget during the regular City Council meeting Monday night, Feb. 5.  The…
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Welcome Winter Dance Party fans!

(Above) The 2018 Winter Dance Party will pay tribute to Surf owner, the late Dean Snyder, pictured here at the event with his wife, Joanne, in 2008. On the eve of the 39th annual event, music lovers say it’s still ‘fab’ Paul King probably says it best.  When asked how the Winter Dance Party— the…
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Get out and Enjoy!

Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter Publisher Mike Finnegan is pleased to announce the 2018 Visitor Guide “Enjoy!” is now available at numerous locations throughout Clear Lake and Mason City. Clear Lake’s number one source for “all things Clear Lake” is also available for travelers at various rest stops in the State of Iowa, including the Top of…
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Groundbreaking planned for redevelopment of One Vision’s CL campus

With plans for redevelopment of One Vision’s Clear Lake campus finalized, a groundbreaking is officially planned for this spring, according to One Vision Chief Executive Officer Jeff Nichols.   “The decision to pursue housing, with a focus on active senior living, came after careful evaluation of many possible options,” Nichols said.  “Feedback from community input sessions to…
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DNA evidence leads to sexual assault charges

A Clear Lake man has been arrested and charged on a warrant for Sex Abuse (Third Degree) and Invasion of Privacy as the result of an incident reported in May 2017. According to the Clear Lake Police Department, on May 6, officers responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive, partially clothed, female inside a…
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Let the sun shine in

Temperatures soaring to 50 late last week brought out all kinds of spring-like activity, including window cleaning.  Here, Brendon with Clean View helped to improve the view from the second story at K&B Emporium on North 4th Street.  After a warm weekend the temperature dropped and rain fell Sunday night into Monday, followed by two-inches…
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