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Posted January 31, 2018in Just Released

Rebuild Cedar Bridge Committee Starts GoFundMe Campaign

Winterset, Iowa — The Rebuild Cedar Bridge Committee in Madison County has started a campaign on GoFundMe.com to try to finish fundraising in an effort to rebuild the iconic covered [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Feature 1

Best of Des Moines 2018

And the winners are… Being the best at anything is a tall order. Being the best in the entire city — including all of its surrounding territories consisting of a population [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Feature 2

The Dixie Wooten era

Iowa Barnstormers boast the league’s best wide receivers and a coach who won’t hide his intent to use them “We did it last year, and we’re going to do it again this year,” [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Feature 3

DARTing questions

Funding conundrums lead to head scratching “Is DART fiscally unstable?” I ask. I’m on the phone with Elizabeth Presutti, the CEO of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). If [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Civic Skinny

McCoy vs Mauro? Hatch vs. Bisignano? Who’s giving what in gubernatorial race.

Matt McCoy isn’t talking, but friends say he almost certainly will leave the Iowa Senate and run against John Mauro for Mauro’s seat on the Polk County Board of Supervisors. [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Political Mercury

In Steve King’s Iowa, white women need to be pregnant — like all the time

Hail King and Crania Americana! In the snowy white, diversity-free future Steve King envisions for Iowa, a blonde-haired, milky-skinned paradise parade of pure-bred Caucasians, white women had better get pregnant [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Film Review

‘I, Tonya’ is fearless, ferocious and very funny.

“America. They want someone to love, but they want someone to hate … There’s no such thing as truth. I mean it’s bullshit!” —Tonya Harding Kids today are often told [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Food Dude

Range redefines the sports bar

This is the best sports bar food ever in central Iowa The word “redefine” is usually overstated in restaurant parlance. Once in a great while, someplace truly deserves the verb. [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Your Neighbors

7 yards and then happily ever after

Chris Norton’s whole world changed in an instant. Eight weeks into his freshman football season at Luther College, Chris Norton dove to make a tackle while covering a kickoff. “Chris, [...]

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Posted January 31, 2018in Joe's Neighborhood

It was so cold . . .

. . . the water in the toilet froze! Yup, there I am, minding my own business after the holidays, watching our adult kids go back to their own lives, putting away [...]

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