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Grimy, gross, gruesome jobs

But somebody’s got to do them. Take a look at a few of central Iowa’s weirdest jobs.

Being a reporter can be an odd enough job, but perhaps never stranger than the day a man approached me holding an “artificial vagina.” What was my assignment, you ask? To find central Iowa’s weirdest, behind-the-scenes, never-thought-about occupations. Needless to say, things got messy.

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 Locker Room
Jingle Jam 5K

As the winter months approach, more and more runners take their workout inside to avoid the cold. But that doesn’t have to be the case as numerous events challenge runners to hit the cold pavement and power through the frigid air Read More...

 Civic Skinny
Culver, Branstad, Brad Pitt — and a terrifying baseball moment

All is on track in the nomination of Chet Culver to take a seat on the board of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, says a guy who usually knows such things. Read More...

 Food Dude
Noodles occupies mall street

Soon after the “Occupy” movements began last winter in the Wisconsin state capitol, Noodles & Company (Noodles) became the symbolic nemesis of oppressed protesters. Read More...

 Political Mercury
How Gingrich can use anti-abortion support to separate from Iowa field

Sometimes they bring baby dolls as props. Other times they raise signs with depictions of children aborted late term. They fund billboards outside of cities Read More...

 The Sound
Recharged Wilco delivers experimental, expansive ‘Whole Love’

At this point in Wilco’s illustrious career (they’ve earned critical and popular acclaim, graced the cover of every hipster publication, played every noteworthy fest and television show and been the subject of one of rock’s Read More...

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