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Downtown property sold for housing development

(Above) The Northland Glass property at 305 1st Ave. S., has been sold for redevelopment. Waterloo developer plans more rental housing for area by Marianne Gasaway A downtown business location has been purchased and is being eyed for a rental housing development. Jim Sulentick and Brent Dahlstrom, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Iowa developers, have purchased the Northland Glass LLC…
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Veterans’ Memorial begins to take shape

Workers from Little Falls, Minn. were in Clear Lake Wednesday to begin hanging six large pieces of black granite on the exterior of V.F.W. Post 4868 on Main Avenue.  The granite slabs will soon be etched with the names of veterans submitted to the V.F.W. for inclusion.  V.F.W. Post Commander Mike Nelson said approximately 500…
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What you need to know about voting in 2018

by Travis Fischer The 2018 General Election is fast approaching and, in some cases, may be the most significant mid-term election in a generation. Tight races in United States Representative Districts could shift the balance of power in Washington D.C., while the Gubernatorial contest and state legislature races will determine the future of Iowa’s legislative…
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Council grants waiver to allow solar development

The Clear Lake City Council has given initial approval to a solar home development concept proposed by local businessman Gregg Bacon. Monday night the Council approved a sketch plan concept and waived pavement requirements for Equinox Eco Villas.  The development site is located near Bacon’s Equinox zero energy solar-powered home built in 2017 on the…
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Fire destroys house

An unoccupied house on South Shore Drive was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 6201 South Shore Drive for a reported structure fire, at approximately 3:54 a.m. Sunday. According to CLFD Public Information Officer Josh Pokorney, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department was the first on scene…
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Homeward bound

(Above) The  processional carrying the remains of Army Pvt. Donald E. Brown were transported beneath a large American flag displayed at the Clear Lake Fire Department on the way to Thompson, Iowa for burial.-Reporter photos by Chris Barragy. Repatriated remains of WWII soldier returned for burial [caption id="attachment_37613" align="alignleft" width="270"] Casket bearers from the National…
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