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 2021-09-03 16:05 

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Renaissance Faire and dozens of other things to do in Des Moines, central Iowa...

Looking for something to do? Browse the top events, activities and things to do in Des Moines and central Iowa, including concerts, theater and arts....

 2021-09-03 16:00 

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Miss the Iowa State Fair? Here's your second chance to try one of the most surprising new foods....

It was the most expensive food item at the Iowa State Fair — but fairgoers were lining up to get it....

 2021-09-03 14:48 

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Should you travel? Go to weekend events? Here's how to do Labor Day events safely amid COVID...

Should you travel for Labor Day during the current COVID-19, delta variant surge? What about backyard get-togethers?...

 2021-09-03 14:10 

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Opinion: Once feared, American Catholics now serve the nation...

Eastern Iowa man: Religious faith offers vision and resonance to the complex nature of the decision making....

 2021-09-03 13:00 

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Peterson's Iowa State-UNI prediction: Brock Purdy adds to record-setting resume as soon as first possession...

At some point Saturday, Iowa State QB Brock Purdy will get the 79 yards he needs to become the second Cyclone to reach 10,000 career passing yards....

 2021-09-03 11:52 

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Inspired by Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, Cyclones fan to return to Jack Trice Stadium after having legs amputated...

Iowa State fan Nick Bassett wanted to make sure he sped through his rehab after having his legs amputated so he could be at every game this fall....

 2021-09-03 11:01 

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Des Moines Performing Arts requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for staff, volunteers...

All staff and volunteers at downtown Des Moines' Civic Center, Stoner Theater and Temple Theater are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-09-03 10:45 

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Des Moines school district needs more money for online program after more students sign up...

Des Moines School Board will be asked to OK additional funds for the district's online elementary school....

 2021-09-03 04:20 

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Photos: Drake football rolls over West Virginia Wesleyan...

The Drake Bulldogs football team found the end zone early and often in a 45-3 win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines....

 2021-09-03 02:40 

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U.S. Rep Jim Jordan in Iowa draws cheers for Trump praise: 'I think he's gonna run'...

The Ohio congressman is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of hardline conservatives, and one of Trump's most ardent defenders....

 2021-09-03 01:16 

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From the vault: In 1977, Hawkeyes win 'helluva' game as Cy-Hawk rivalry is rekindled...

This story by Register sports writer Maury White originally ran on Sept. 18, 1977, the day after the Cy-Hawk series was rekindled after a 43-year hiatus....

 2021-09-03 01:15 

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From the vault: Hayden Fry's first win as Hawkeyes coach comes against Cyclones...

This story by Register sports writer Maury White originally ran on Sept. 30, 1979, the day after Iowa beat Iowa State 30-14....

 2021-09-03 01:14 

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From the vault: In 1998, Cyclones' win ends 15 years of Hawkeye dominance...

This story by Register sports writer Randy Peterson originally ran on Sept. 13, 1998, the day after Iowa State broke Iowa's 15-game winning streak in the Cy-Hawk series....

 2021-09-03 01:12 

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Photos: 1977 Cy-Hawk football game at Kinnick Stadium...

In 1977 the Iowa-Iowa State football rivalry was rekindled after 43 years. The Hawkeyes beat the Cyclones, 12-10, at Kinnick Stadium....

 2021-09-03 00:00 

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Everything you need to know about Des Moines' first Riverview Music Festival...

This weekend marks the debut of the Riverview Music Festival, a one-day event at Riverview Park. Here's information on tickets, lineup and more....

 2021-09-02 23:09 

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Southeast Polk's girls swimming picks up a big win...

"We won our meet but more importantly we've been really focused on team culture and our girls were really, really supportive of each other and cheering on each other."...

 2021-09-02 23:05 

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Ankeny volleyball continues winning ways...

"I think we probably served 95 percent or more, and that's really good for us."...

 2021-09-02 22:44 

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Des Moines Public Library's most anticipated fall book releases...

Des Moines Public Library has several authors' works on hand...

 2021-09-02 22:40 

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Downtown Des Moines' Court Avenue pedestrian-only entertainment zone may be extended...

Talks are in place to extend the entertainment zone's security efforts through the fall....

 2021-09-02 21:01 

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We asked Iowa's best high school wrestlers which colleges are recruiting them. Here's what they said....

We got in touch with Iowa's top wrestlers to ask which college programs are recruiting them. Here's what they had to say,...

 2021-09-02 20:24 

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Iowa's school nurses step up to third COVID year: 'We will continue to fight for the kids'...

Last year, school nurses could point to clear rules on face masks and quarantining to slow spread of COVID. Those rules are gone now....

 2021-09-02 20:08 

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Jones County Attorney turns probe of fatal shooting by police and deputies over to Iowa Attorney General's Office...

The cause of and the events that led to the death of an Elkport man remained under investigation Thursday....

 2021-09-02 18:28 

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Discount grocer Aldi eyes Windsor Heights store for the second time in six years...

Colby Interests would demolish a building at 7100 University Ave. to make way for the proposed Aldi grocery store....

 2021-09-02 18:26 

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Iowa high school football games to watch, predictions for Week 2 of the 2021 season...

The Register's Cody Goodwin offers his games of the week and predictions for Week 2 of the 2021 Iowa high school football season....

 2021-09-02 18:06 

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Can Mediacom customers watch Iowa vs. Iowa State football? Here's what the TEGNA contract stalemate means....

WOI and WQAD have been blacked out for months for Mediacom subscribers, and they may stay dark for the Cy-Hawk game...

 2021-09-02 17:26 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds declines to recommend masks for students: 'It doesn't really matter because it's a law'...

As kids return to school and the delta variant spreads, Iowa's policies have diverged from CDC guidance, which recommends universal masking in schools....

 2021-09-02 16:55 

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Iowa State vs. UNI will pit Chase Allen vs. Alex Allen, while former Cyclone and Panthers coach Terry Allen watches...

On Saturday, the Allen brothers, Chase and Alex, will represent Iowa State and Northern Iowa, while their dad, Terry, has unique ties to both schools....

 2021-09-02 16:55 

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Iowans will soon be able to have their driver's license on their iPhone...

Eight states will be among the first to allow residents to add their driver's license or state ID card directly to their iPhone or Apple Watch....

 2021-09-02 16:00 

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Ride a military helicopter or run a 5K: Here are the central Iowa events honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11...

Iowans will gather to remember the lives lost 20 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....

 2021-09-02 15:51 

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20th Iowa prison inmate dies of COVID-19 since pandemic's start...

James Lee Blair died Friday, Aug. 27. He was incarcerated at the Iowa State Penitentiary, serving a life sentence for a Polk County murder....

 2021-09-02 15:21 

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No New York bagel dough, costly coconut milk: Des Moines area restaurants feeling pandemic-era supply shortages...

Despite the return of in-person dining and vaccination efforts, many locally owned restaurants are still feeling the pinch of supply chain issues....

 2021-09-02 15:15 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds: 'COVID isn't going away,' Iowa announces new COVID-19 dashboard with updates three times a week...

Iowa's new COVID-19 dashboard will include the percentage of hospitalized people who are unvaccinated....

 2021-09-02 15:00 

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RAGBRAI to hold first Great Iowa Fall Ride in October; registration open now...

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will hold a 37-mile ride to cap the cycling season. Registration opened Thursday at 10 a.m....

 2021-09-02 14:23 

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Iowa Capitol riot suspect Doug Jensen, accused of violating terms of his release, back in court this morning...

Doug Jensen of Des Moines faces six federal charges connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot in Washington, D.C....

 2021-09-02 13:00 

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Police: Des Moines teenager charged with murder after Monday's deadly shooting...

A 17-year-old has been charged in adult court with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder after a deadly shooting Monday, Aug. 30, in Des Moines....

 2021-09-02 11:00 

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'Poetry in motion': Former track star Ron Davis, who died of COVID-19, remembered for more than his speed...

Ron held seven Iowa and two national track records when he graduated from Perry High School in 1965....

 2021-09-02 10:45 

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Iowa woman feared her abuser would jeopardize her professional license. Her Polk County crisis advocate did it instead...

County officials say they've made major changes after an advocate wrongly reported a client to her professional licensing board in 2017....

 2021-09-02 10:45 

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Iowa travel: 11 road trips you can make on one tank of gas...

If you're looking for a quick getaway, Iowa offers many destinations you can visit with just a small investment in time and money....

 2021-09-02 10:13 

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Indianola, Norwalk open football season with wins...

Indianola opened the season with a big win on the football field over visiting Ankeny Centennial on Aug. 27, 42-13....

 2021-09-02 00:02 

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60 Iowa lawmakers ask Iowa Supreme Court to overturn 2018 abortion ruling...

Sixty Iowa Republican legislators are asking the Iowa Supreme Court to overturn a 2018 ruling that declared abortion a fundamental right....

 2021-09-01 23:14 

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What to know about COVID-19 vaccines and masks at Jack Trice Stadium for Iowa State football games...

Planning to attend a game at Jack Trice Stadium this season? Here's everything you need to know about stadium policies on masks and vaccines....

 2021-09-01 22:46 

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Jack Trice Stadium's new north entrance seen by drone is ready for the 2021 Iowa State Football season...

Improvements along the north side of the Cyclones stadium include a plaza and new Stark Performance Center....

 2021-09-01 21:49 

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As Iowa City High's Ben Kueter becomes a star, recruiting pressure will only intensify...

Ben Kueter is the rare four-sport athlete who happens to excel at virtually everything he does....

 2021-09-01 21:44 

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Grundy County farmland sale sets a new record in Iowa, beating high set in 2012...

Strong corn and soybean prices, plus low interest rates and growing demand are driving farmland prices to record highs, Iowa experts say....

 2021-09-01 21:42 

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Advocates warn Texas abortion law could foreshadow Iowa effort. What does Iowa's law say?...

The Supreme Court declined to block the Texas law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually about six weeks into a pregnancy....

 2021-09-01 21:02 

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Children make up nearly a quarter of new COVID-19 cases in Iowa...

As most Iowa students returned to the classroom, Iowa reported more than 8,000 new COVID cases in the past week — nearly 1,200 per day....

 2021-09-01 20:57 

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DNR: Iowa pheasant season could be second-best in 12 years...

Iowa used to see more than a million pheasants bagged each year. Loss of habitat and poor weather during nesting season reduced the numbers of ringnecked pheasants....

 2021-09-01 17:43 

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Editorial: Roll up your sleeve for a vaccine or pay up more money for health insurance...

Opinion: Other employers and insurers should follow Delta Air Lines' lead when it comes to charging unvaccinated people more for health insurance....

 2021-09-01 16:17 

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Meet three young Iowa State wide receivers who will challenge for playing time in 2021...

Iowa State's first-string receivers are some of the best in the Big 12. But behind all the veterans are a bunch of young guys pushing for playing time....

 2021-09-01 15:57 

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Iowa City High's Ben Kueter on playing football, wrestling, and balancing both...

Ben Kueter is a multi-sport star for Iowa City High, a two-time state wrestling champion and a Division I football prospect. He talks about both here....

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