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O’Rourke brings run for president to Clear Lake

by Marianne Gasaway Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) made a stop in Clear Lake part of his July 4th holiday.  O’Rourke and his family were on hand as the Evans United Shows carnival opened Wednesday night in City Park. O’Rourke said he enjoys sharing the campaign experience with his wife, Amy, and three children.…
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Boater charged after colliding with dock

On Thursday, July 4, at approximately 1:53 a.m. a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a boat collision on Clear Lake at 5644 South Shore Drive. A 1997 Cobalt boat operated by Edward Peter Michael Eades, 23, of Grand Forks, N.D., struck a dock and a docked 2014 Skiers Choice Supra…
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Let the games begin!

Smiles are the reward for the hard-working founders of Color The Wind by Marianne Gasaway When kites fill the air at the Color The Wind festival, it’s all eyes to the sky to enjoy a fantastic show.  But Larry and Kay Day, founders and organizers of the event, find joy at ground level. “It’s all…
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Truck line is first tenant in new I-35 development

(Above) This photo shows an Old Dominion Freight Line building similar to one which will be constructed this year on North 32nd Street in Clear Lake.  The Clear Lake facility will have 31 doors for trucks and a small office.  The lot will be concrete. There is room for expansion and a future fueling station…
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Woodford Lumber and Home moving retail store to Highway 18

(Above) Woodford Lumber and Home will be moving its present location at 210 N. 4th St. this fall.  The business has been at the downtown location since it began in 1869.-Reporter photo. To meet customer needs with new products and services, the retail offices of Woodford Lumber and Home will be moved to a new…
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Stolen car pulled from lake

(Above) Clear Lake Police Officer Tory Reimann and firefighter Andrew LaCascio look on as a stolen vehicle is pulled from the lake at the Main Avenue boat ramp early Sunday morning.  In the water are Clear Lake firefighters (L-R) Mike Meester, Joel Andrade and Greg Southgate. -Photo by Chris Barragy. Clear Lake police are investigating…
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