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Clear Lake: The Sweet Treat Capital of North Iowa

Clear Lake: The Sweet Treat Capital of North Iowa

Alright, let’s talk treats because who doesn’t love a sweet indulgence on vacation? Clear Lake is the Sweet Treat Capital of North Iowa, and it’s easy to see why. From charming soda fountains to gourmet donuts, this lake town offers a delightful array of sweet shop experiences that cater to every craving. Old-Fashioned...

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It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

North Iowa fall fun BY: RACHEL WUMKES Today, we're celebrating the 2023 autumnal equinox, also known as the September equinox or fall equinox. This marks the official start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the commencement of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. But let's not get lost in the technicalities,...

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Geocaching at the Lake

Geocaching at the Lake

Fun for everyone! BY: RACHEL WUMKES One of the reasons geocaching has gone from a small hobby to huge treasure hunts is because anyone can participate.  It is a fun activity that knows no age limit, making it enjoyable for both the young and the young at heart.  The sense of exploration, the joy of discovery, and the...

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The Nightmare – Haunted Hike

The Nightmare – Haunted Hike

If you Dare… They will Scare! BY: RACHEL WUMKES October hits a bit different for the spooktacular crowd in Clear Lake.  Many people love Halloween because it is an excuse to dress up and eat lots of candy.  Some enjoy the pumpkin spice infused food and drinks.  Then there are the ones who thrive on the thrill of horror,...

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Plain Ol’ Pumpkins

Plain Ol’ Pumpkins

Fall Fun for Everyone BY: RACHEL WUMKES Young or old, the amount of fall fun is the same for everyone at Plain Ol’ Pumpkins.  They are kicking off their 5th year as North Iowa’s premier pumpkin patch, hoping it will be the best year yet.  Their motto is simple, “The pumpkin brings you out.  The experience brings you...

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Back to School

Back to School

To Prove to Dad I’m Not a Fool BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s almost impossible for me to think about going back to school without the song popping into my head from the Adam Sandler movie, Billy Madison.  “Back to school, back to school, to prove to Dad I’m not a fool.” You know you’re totally going to sing it the rest of the...

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