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Spring cleaning: Residents should plan for Large Item Pickup

The 2016 Spring Large Item Pickup will take place April 11-14.  Residents are encouraged to use this opportunity to dispose of large items that cannot be discarded through their weekly garbage service.  The Large Item Pickup map will appear in the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter on April 6, listing the dates the City will pick…
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Ice declared ‘out’ March 16

Following days of below average temperatures and punctuated with high winds, the ice was declared “out” on Clear Lake Wednesday, March 16.  At that time the lake level was measured as 5.40 inches above the weir at the Outlet, according to Paul J. Fredriksen, superintendent of the Clear Lake Water Department.  “Ice-in” was declared by…
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TeamQuest announces workforce reduction

Thirty-two will lose jobs in North Iowa TeamQuest, a Clear Lake based company, has notified employees of a planned workforce reduction effective April 22, 2016.  The restructure plans will eliminate 32 positions from the North Central Iowa area. TeamQuest was founded 25 years ago to develop software for mainframe systems, while also developing and selling products…
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City will lend VFW money for memorial concept creation

Plans for a Veterans Memorial at the former water tower site near City Beach are proceeding. Monday night the Clear Lake City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Nelson Crabb to sign a loan agreement on behalf of the city with Clear Lake V.F.W. Post 4868 to fund a concept design for a proposed veterans…
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Clear Lake schools superintendent named

Doug R. Gee, shared Superintendent at Boyer Valley and Woodbine Community Schools in Iowa, has been offered a contract to become superintendent of the Clear Lake Community School District, pending a background investigation. The Clear Lake School Board announced Gee as its new leader after interviewing four candidates last week.  There were nineteen applicants for…
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