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Feature Story
’Twas the night before…

Our Christmas classic for the holidays Publisher’s note: Forty-four years ago, when Michael Gartner was editor of The Des Moines Register, he walked over to the desk of writer Bob [...]

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Feature Story
2021 Des Moines’ Most Likeable People

Join us in giving two dozen thumbs ups for two dozen likeable people. More than a half-million people call central Iowa home, and since our state is known for being [...]

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Business Feature
Where are the cars?

Consolidation and COVID-19 have driven changes in the automotive industry both nationally and locally.   When Mark Hummel’s great grandfather opened a Plymouth-DeSoto dealership in Beaverdale in 1929, his was [...]

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Christmas Skinny
Merry Christmas

Twelve drummers drumming… …for “Max and Amy in the morning” — WHO radio’s morning duo of Max Schaeffer and Amy Sweet — but we miss Van (Harden) and Bonnie (Lucas)…for [...]

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Civic Skinny
Towing company says County supervisor’s actions cost him contract. Women only on DMPS board. Eateries lose $1.4 billion to COVID-19.

After losing a Polk County towing contract despite being the lowest bidder, towing operator Randy Crow, owner of Crow Tow, wrote to CITYVIEW to speak out against the Polk County [...]

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Political Mercury
Former RNC chair: Reynolds should be in ‘conversation’ for presidency

And Michael Steele thinks country is in ‘staging area’ for civil war. Gov. Kim Reynolds insists a life in Washington is not for her. But Michael Steele, the former chairman of the [...]

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Film Review
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

A soft reboot of the original.  Being a “Ghostbusters” fan has been a tough gig. The original was one of the greatest movies ever — a perfectly paced, perfectly structured [...]

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Food Dude
Proudfoot & Bird

The dining room is run by Andrew Wilson, who came to Des Moines from Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. My first glimpse of Proudfoot & Bird was a personal downer. [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
When Wooly’s was a Woolworth’s store

On Oct. 19, 1950, Woolworth’s had its grand opening at 504-508 E. Locust. For the last 10 years, I thought variety stores were a front for some type of shady [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Winter is coming

And Sister Marla Smith’s eyes light up. Trust me.  Holding her thin hand and rubbing her thin back, I sit quietly beside her wheelchair. She smiles, and I swear a [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

How do you prefer your eggnog?

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