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Local News

Power sledding ‘The Jack’ celebrates winter fun



Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:07

The 5th annual Jack Helgren Memorial Snowmobile Race brought as many as 1,500 winter sports enthusiasts to Clear Lake on Saturday, honoring the sport the late Jack Helgren loved.  Helgren, an area businessman who was also an avid snowmobiler and a major promoter of the sport, died in 2009.  


Nelson joins race for Supervisor



Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:06

Doug Nelson, rural Clear Lake farmer, has announced his intent to file papers for the District 2 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat as a Democrat.

He becomes the third Democrat to seek his party’s nomination in the election.


Library Director Jean Casey announces retirement



Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:04

by Marianne Morf

It seems fitting that Jean Casey is marking the 30th anniversary of her service as Clear Lake library director, as the library itself turns 125-years-old in 2014.  Both have been dedicated to preserving stories in our community.


Competitive bid climate translates to taxpayer savings



Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:03

City Hall renovations come in 15 percent under estimate

The Clear Lake City Council awarded a $1.14 million contract to King Construction, of Clear Lake, for the renovation of City Hall.  King was the lowest of eight bidders for the work.

“We had good, competitive bidding for the work,” said City Administrator Scott Flory reporting on the Jan. 14 bid opening. The


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