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Fire empties Clear Lake apartment building



Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:19

The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to a fire in an eight-unit apartment building early Tuesday morning in Clear Lake. 

Residents at 2102 14th Ave. N. were evacuated as firefighters worked to extinguish an electrical fire in the ceiling of the apartment occupied by Trent Schmitt.  The report of the fire came into the Clear Lake dispatch at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries. 


City Council approves radio upgrade for police; new vehicle for K-9 officer



Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:18


The Clear Lake City Council has given its approval to proceeding with plans for an upgrade of the police department’s radio system, as well as a new emergency back-up generator for City Hall.

City Administrator Scott Flory reviewed the proposed Public Safety Radio Communications System Upgrade and stated that several years ago, the FCC ordered all public safety agencies to upgrade their radio systems to 12.5 kHz technology and that public agencies were to convert to a narrower band by Jan. 1, 2013.  Chief Peterson 


Winds whip up a mess



Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:17


Fifty to 70 mile per hour winds tore through North Central Iowa and South Central Minnesota overnight Wednesday, causing several power lines and trees to be downed, as well as boats to be tossed and docks damaged on Clear Lake. This photo was 


Give her a cheer!



Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:15


At age 99, this CLHS cheerleader has still got pep

by Marianne Morf


At age 99, Jean Knutson has still got plenty of pep.  And if she could, she says she’d love to be back running down the hallway at Clear Lake High School this week.

“We would run down the hallway to the auditorium, telling everyone to get up and cheer!  We’d ask, ‘are we going to beat the visitors tonight?  Of course, we are!  We’re Clear Lake, the best by far!’”


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