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Public speaks out about loss of commercial dock

(Above) Speaking at a standing-room-only meeting with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Monday at Clear Lake State Park, local business owner Brad Barber stressed the impact the lake’s accessibility has on the community.-Reporter photo. Sunset Bay Marina owner tells DNR leader he will seek variance immediately Clear Lake residents and others from throughout North…
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Council ‘votes positive,’ approves tax abatement requests

The Clear Lake City Council unanimously approved two requests from downtown building owners for participation in its Retail Incentive Program. Following a public hearing in which the Council received several positive responses to the program and encouragement to continue to offer new building owners the opportunity to participate in tax abatement the Council discussed the…
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Surf Ballroom announces 2018 Winter Dance Party entertainment

Advance tickets on sale starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 Brenda Lee and Bobby Rydell will headline the 2018 Winter Dance Party Jan. 31- Feb. 3 at the legendary Surf Ballroom® in Clear Lake. “The 2018 lineup promises energetic performances, moments of remembrance, and a continued celebration of the rock ‘n roll history that our…
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Rain doesn’t stop Harvest Fest

Rain may have kept farmers out of the fields, but Clear Lake’s Harvest Fest went on as scheduled Saturday.  Retailers reported good traffic and sales, as shoppers enjoyed the day inside.  Those who purchased Harvest Fest bags sampled wine and spirits indoors and out.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
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Vandals damage CL properties with graffiti

The Clear Lake Police Department is investigating 10 reports of vandalism that occurred over the weekend (Friday, Oct. 6, through Monday, Oct. 9). According to Police Chief Pete Roth, nine out of the 10 incidents were graffiti and appear to have been completed by the same person of persons. “They have similar elements, such as…
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DNR will host meeting about marina dock Monday

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting Monday, Oct. 16, to discuss an expiring variance to the state dock rules. Under current rules, the 496-foot Sunset Bay Marina dock must revert to standard 300-foot length due to the death of the dock’s owner, Dale Entner. The Entner family has…
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