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Sky filled with color

Thousands of people turned out Saturday to enjoy Color the Wind in the unseasonably warm weather.  Kite fliers donned their waterproof boots and ice cleats as the sun had melted the snow cover on the lake, making it very wet and slippery, but still safe for the venture.  Organizers Larry and Kay Day declined to…
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Students bring history alive with radio dramas

(Above) John Jaszewski, from KCMR in Mason City, meets with CLHS students to record their original radio dramas.  The students’ projects will air on FM 97.7 beginning Tuesday, March 8.-Submitted photo. Projects will air on KCMR Radio in March History has come alive for Clear Lake High School students, and soon the public will share…
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Workshop helps businesses prepare for the unthinkable

(Above) Clear Lake Police Officer Zach Hall facilitated an ALICE training for members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.-Reporter photo. Clear Lake business leaders received an introduction to training they never hope they need. “Someone enters your workplace with a weapon and starts firing.  A horrible thought,” the Chamber of Commerce stated in…
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School Board to review superintendent candidates Monday

The consultants of McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. have completed Phases I and II of the superintendent search process for the Clear Lake School District.  Last month consultants met with the district’s Board of Education to establish selection criteria for the screening process. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the consultants met with Clear Lake School District students,…
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MC man arrested after high speed chase on Highway 122, I-35

A Mason City man is under arrest after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday, Feb. 16. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department, at about 8:52 p.m., a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on US Highway 18 near the intersection of Mallard Avenue. The driver of a 2000 Buick Regal, Dillon…
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Winter at its best

(Pictured Above) Twenty-four classes of Lemans style races were held on Clear Lake Saturday. Thousands turn out for snowmobiling and ice fishing fun Two hundred fifty-five teams weighed in more than 3,700 pounds of yellow bass Sunday. Last weekend thousands of people found some great ways to forget about blizzards, shoveling, closed roads and more.  “The…
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