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Posted November 29, 2018in Just Released

Special Olympics Iowa hosts West Des Moines Polar Plunge at Raccoon River Park Dec. 2

Grimes, IA – Bring on the cold! The West Des Moines Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Iowa is set for Sunday, December 2nd at Raccoon River Park in West [...]

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Posted November 28, 2018in Stray Thoughts

There are things more important than money

I’ve learned a lot of lessons about money, some easier than others, in the years since I pushed a lawnmower back and forth across Mrs. Carroll’s and Mrs. Greiner’s yards [...]

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Posted November 21, 2018in Just Released

Midwest Family Lending receives 2018 Business of the Year

URBANDALE, IA – The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce named Midwest Family Lending as the 2018 Business of the Year for their economic impact to the Urbandale community and monthly monetary [...]

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Posted November 16, 2018in Just Released

Des Moines Art Center announces successful completion of project with funds from Bravo Greater Des Moines 2018 Capital Campaign and Project Grant

DES MOINES, IA (November 2018) The Des Moines Art Center is pleased to announce the successful completion of the replacement of the John Brady Print Gallery east wall on Friday, [...]

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Posted November 14, 2018in Stray Thoughts

Iowa needs more than big Regents schools

Iowa is speeding toward a dangerous crossroads this week, and there has been too little discussion about what might occur and zero discussion about what the state should do. Trustees [...]

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Posted November 09, 2018in Just Released

Des Moines Art Center to screen documentary How to Steal a Chair and land art film Through the Repellent Fence

Des Moines (November 2018) On Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., the Art Center will screen one of the most talked about art documentaries How to Steal a Chair, 2017. Directed [...]

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Posted November 08, 2018in Just Released


Des Moines, November 8, 2018 – KCCI announced today that Allison Smith will become the fourth news director in station history. She joins KCCI after four years as assistant news [...]

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Posted November 06, 2018in Stray Thoughts

Trust, safety don’t come from church silence

David prevailed over Goliath in the famous tale from long ago using an unconventional weapon, his sling and a few stones. These days, river rocks aren’t a potent weapon. Now, [...]

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