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Ruling paves way for north Iowa Wet T-Shirt trial

MASON CITY (KWWL) -- A judge's ruling could now force a north Iowa bar owner to go to trial for holding a wet t-shirt contest without a permit.

Cerro Gordo County District Court judge  Gregg Rosenbladt ruled Monday that Clear Lake's adult entertainment ordinance is constitutional.

The co-owner of The Marina, Alan Slater, had challenged Clear Lake's ordinance, saying it was too vague, broad and violated his First Amendment rights.

Clear Lake Police cited Slater on June 16 when he held a wet T-shirt contest at The Marina without a necessary permit.

Violation of the city code is a simple misdemeanor and carries a $500 fine.  Right now, no trial date is set.

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