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Local hemp farmer pushes for education, regulation reduction

(Above) Senator Joni Ernst visited the Nicholas Hemp Farm Tuesday to learn about their experience with growing industrial hemp. Ernst is pictured with Greg Nicholas and his father, Greg, who were among the first Iowa farmers to grow a hemp crop.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Fiber is the future, says Greg Nicholas by Marianne Gasaway…
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Recruits chose CLFD as a way to serve their community

(Above) The Clear Lake Fire Department’s most recent recruits include (L-R) Firefighters Brad Boldt, Eric Maki and Earl Smith.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. The Clear Lake Fire Department is celebrating 150 years of service to the community in 2021.  Leading up to a June 5 open house hosted by the department, the Mirror-Reporter will highlight…
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No more ‘spot saving’ for parade

Council passes first reading of new ordinance by Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake’s Fourth of July parade route will no longer be strewn with blankets, chairs and other objects days in advance.  The City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance Monday night which will regulate “spot saving” at parades and special events. Terms of the…
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Focusing on the Earth

The focus was on the Earth last week, as Clear Lakers celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways.   (Pictured above) Staff from the National Eagle Center presented a program about the national bird to a good crowd gathered in City park for Saturday’s Outdoor Fest.  In addition to getting to see an Eagle…
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Talented Clear Lake teens earn honors plugging into community business needs

(Above) Paige Rolling and Jillian Enke The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC have recognized Clear Lake High School seniors Paige Rolling and Jillian Enke as the April 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month. The founders of Clear Lake Connected, a boutique digital marketing business, may not be what you expected. Rolling…
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