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 2021-07-16 15:34 

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EMC Insurance Cos. plans park at site of former Younkers store in downtown Des Moines...

The site has sat vacant since a massive inferno destroyed the former Younkers department store more than seven years ago....

 2021-07-16 15:31 

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Prisoner charged in slayings of Anamosa prison staff to claim killings were justified...

A new court filing says Michael Dutcher, one of the men charged in the killings of Anamosa State Penitentiary staff, plans to assert he acted in self-defense....

 2021-07-16 15:24 

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'Field of Dreams' game ticket lottery now open. Here's how you can register....

Registration for the Field of Dreams game ticket lottery opened on Friday. Only people with Iowa ZIP codes can enter the drawing....

 2021-07-16 14:38 

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The concerts, the camping, maps and more: What you need to know for each day of RAGBRAI 2021...

Whether you're along for the whole ride or just one day, we've got all the information you'll need on what to expect for RAGBRAI XLVIII....

 2021-07-16 14:08 

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Potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates to speak at Family Leader forum Friday in Des Moines...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will attend....

 2021-07-16 13:49 

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Mason City native Bryce Ball entered MLB season as Atlanta Braves' prized prospect...

Mason City native Bryce Ball was a prized prospect with the Atlanta Braves thanks to his prolific power at the plate....

 2021-07-16 13:01 

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For Des Moines metro bars, stores and restaurants, some pandemic adaptations become the new norm — 'a small silver lining'...

Carryout cocktails, expanded patio dining and scannable menus are among innovations that are likely here to stay, store and restaurant owners say....

 2021-07-16 12:01 

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Peterson: The Big 12 Conference isn't even close to signaling the pandemic's end...

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was blunt this week. "Frankly, anyone not getting vaccinated is taking unnecessary and unwarranted risks," he said....

 2021-07-16 10:45 

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Central Iowa leaders join climate advocates in calling for 'bold, clean transportation' initiatives...

Speakers focused on four actions that they say fall into the broad category of clean transportation....

 2021-07-16 10:33 

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Opinion: With biofuels numbers, it's time for Biden to follow through on his commitment to clean energy and rural jobs...

Biofuels association CEO: Anything below 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel blending would deliver another big win for Big Oil....

 2021-07-16 10:01 

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Opinion: Expanding opportunities for women and economic uncertainty are both factors in declining US fertility rates...

Iowa State University professor: Advances in reproductive health and women's expanding access to education and employment produce a demographic shift....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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Charles City's Jeremiah Chapman receives the 2021 All-Iowa Courage Award...

For the composure he showed as a 17-year-old handling unfair treatment based on the color of his skin, Chapman has been given the Courage Award at the 2021 Iowa High School Sports Awards....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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Charles City rallies around student after racist incident....

Jeremiah Chapman has been named the 2021 All Iowa Sports Award Courage Award recipient after how he responded to racial slurs yelled at him last year by Waverly-Shell Rock fans during a baseball game....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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Meet our Iowa High School Team of the Year: Ankeny football...

In ending Dowling Catholic's magical championship run en route to a rousing state title, Ankeny football has been named the 2020-21 All-Iowa team of the year....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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'He's just unbelievable': OABCIG's Cooper DeJean named Iowa High School Male Athlete of the Year...

OABCIG's Cooper DeJean rose above the rest of the state's male athletes in ways rarely seen this season....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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Matt Pries, a state champion at two schools, is our Iowa High School Coach of the Year...

The last few years, Matt Pries has brought a change of clothes to the state track meet....

 2021-07-16 01:20 

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Pleasant Valley's Emily Wood named as our Iowa High School Female Athlete of the Year...

For her dominance spread across four different sports, Pleasant Valley's Emily Wood has been named the 2020-21 All-Iowa female athlete of the year....

 2021-07-16 01:15 

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Iowa high school sports awards: Meet our athletes of the year...

We honored our Athletes of the Year for our Iowa High School Sports Awards on Thursday. Check the winners out here....

 2021-07-15 23:03 

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State report: Adventureland raft had been repaired on day of deadly accident, but took on water when family boarded...

An air bladder on the raft the Jamarillo family would later board had been repaired after it deflated earlier the same day, a state report says...

 2021-07-15 22:55 

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Iowa Cubs season extended with 5 additional home home games...

The Iowa Cubs had 10 games added to their 2021 schedule, including five home games. The season will conclude on Oct. 3....

 2021-07-15 21:52 

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'Not your dad's coffee shop': Hyper Energy Bar plops down in Waukee, with sights on sites elsewhere in Des Moines metro...

The pre-fab building is the first of what's planned to be a youth-oriented chain of coffee and energy drink drive-thrus....

 2021-07-15 21:46 

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Peterson: 'The Question' that never goes away for Matt Campbell and other Big 12 thoughts...

Peterson Big 12 football thoughts range from a Matt Campbell recruit, to The Question That Won't Go Away, and a Oklahoma and the Big 12 championship....

 2021-07-15 21:19 

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Photos: Iowa cyclist finishes 2nd in 930 mile race....

Heather Poskevich didn't think she had an athletic bone in her body when she picked up a bicycle in 2015. Six years later she found herself crossing a desert on a 930 mile cycling race across the West....

 2021-07-15 20:26 

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Des Moines woman cancels Wyoming magic shows after receiving violent threats online...

The fact that Oz is transgender was shared online and led to misinformation about her performances and calls to protest the events, officials said....

 2021-07-15 19:53 

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Iowa abortions climbed 14% in 2020, after jumping 25% the previous year, new state data show...

Iowa had seen years of steady declines in abortions until 2019, when the number spiked 25%, to 3,566....

 2021-07-15 19:37 

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When will the stars come out? Hinterland Music Festival announces performance schedule for 2021 event...

Gates for the St. Charles music festival open at 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Black Pumas, Tyler Childers and Leon Bridges....

 2021-07-15 19:30 

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Want tickets to the 'Field of Dreams' game? You need two things: an Iowa ZIP code and luck...

Major League Baseball is making tickets available to Iowans for the Field of Dreams game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees....

 2021-07-15 19:00 

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Iowa family that once hosted Khrushchev will sell 2,000 acres, but only to buyers who promise to care for it like they have...

The eight prime parcels will carry a conservation easement that requires the purchasers to carry on soil health and anti-erosion practices...

 2021-07-15 18:50 

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Des Moines announces $8,600 settlement for one of two women in alleged Family Dollar racial profiling incident...

The second woman involved will pursue the case in court, the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission said....

 2021-07-15 18:34 

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Southeast Polk softball advances to state tournament...

With a successful postseason regional tournament behind them, the Southeast Polk Rams are now moving on to the state tournament....

 2021-07-15 18:24 

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Ankeny baseball keeps wins coming...

The Ankeny baseball team closed out its regular season strong this past week with three wins and will now look to prepare for what's to come in the postseason....

 2021-07-15 18:02 

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Photos: Waukee's newest business, Hyper Energy Bar, is set in place by a crane...

The new Hyper Energy Bar building is placed in its location by crane after being built elsewhere, on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Waukee....

 2021-07-15 17:40 

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Des Moines Water Works lifts restrictions on watering lawns, though drought, water-quality concerns remain...

After a hot, dry June, Des Moines' July rainfall has been about an inch above average, according to the National Weather Service....

 2021-07-15 17:12 

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Cristhian Bahena Rivera's attorneys argue for evidence in hearing that delayed sentencing...

Cristhian Bahena Rivera in May was convicted of murder in Mollie Tibbetts' killing. He had been scheduled to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison....

 2021-07-15 17:04 

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Pella banker awarded for pioneering efforts to see Congress authorize 2019's Apollo 11 commemorative coin...

The Apollo 11 commemorative coin has won several accolades, including the 2021 Coin of the Year Award....

 2021-07-15 16:09 

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Despite residents' complaints, city inspectors find no major bed bug infestation at Des Moines' Bethel Missions...

Christopher Brewer told the Register that he is required to stay at Bethel Missions for about 60 days, which means he has to sleep in the beds that he says are crawling with bed bugs....

 2021-07-15 15:41 

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Salvation Army celebrating 'Christmas in July' at Evelyn Davis Park this weekend...

This Saturday, meet a baby reindeer, enjoy free food, and give the Christmas spirit a summertime chance....

 2021-07-15 15:28 

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Ankeny Mayor Gary Lorenz won't seek a third term after 20 years of public service...

Lorenz's decision is two-fold, as he told the Register that not only is he ready to step back and relax, but he also strongly believes in term limits....

 2021-07-15 14:34 

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Carlisle earns state softball berth, Indianola falls short...

The Carlisle softball team punched its ticket to the Class 4A state tournament with an 8-0 win over Fairfield on July 13....

 2021-07-15 14:27 

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Cristhian Bahena Rivera's attorneys prepare to argue for evidence in hearing delaying sentencing in Mollie Tibbetts case...

Cristhian Bahena Rivera in May was convicted of murder in Mollie Tibbetts' killing. He had been scheduled to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison....

 2021-07-15 14:21 

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National Weather Service Des Moines issues most tornado warnings Wednesday on any day since 2004...

A tornado outbreak across north central and eastern Iowa rattled windows and nerves Wednesday, causing power outages and some damage....

 2021-07-15 12:56 

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With marijuana still largely illegal in Iowa, residents flock to Illinois, where legal sales are breaking records...

Illinois' growing marijuana market for out-of-state buyers, which is raking in record tax revenue, poses challenges for Iowa and other Midwest states....

 2021-07-15 12:29 

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How to watch Cristhian Bahena Rivera hearing in Mollie Tibbetts murder case on Thursday...

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted on murder in Mollie Tibbetts' death. A hearing will be held Thursday on a defense motion. Here's how to watch....

 2021-07-15 12:03 

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Des Moines police asks for help finding missing 9-year-old child...

Officers are asking for help finding a child who went missing overnight....

 2021-07-15 11:01 

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'A tremendous amount of work': It may be a while before we see new charter schools, despite Iowa's recent law...

Iowa officials need to write rules to implement the new charter school expansion law before anyone can apply to open a school....

 2021-07-15 11:00 

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Over 90% of Iowa's hospitalized COVID-19 patients are not vaccinated, hospital officials say...

More than half of recent positive COVID-19 tests belong to Iowans under 40. That age group accounts for a quarter of people hospitalized with COVID....

 2021-07-15 11:00 

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Opinion: Time should be up for Iowa's slate of terrible tax credits...

Policy researchers: Forward-looking leaders in states and cities across the country are looking at the evidence and deciding it's time for a change....

 2021-07-15 10:04 

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Opinion: Compared with other states, Iowa stands out in declining support for universities...

Chancellor professor of education: Iowa has been starving its universities for at least a decade, shifting the burden to students and their families....

 2021-07-15 10:04 

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Don't miss the big show! Here's how to watch the Iowa High School Sports Awards tonight...

The Iowa High School Sports Awards is tonight. Here's how to watch....

 2021-07-15 01:06 

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Judge rules to allow US State Department to consider Waukee man's extradition in 1994 Bosnia murder...

Devad Pajazetovi was convicted in absentia for a 1994 shooting. A Des Moines judge ruled he can be extradited. The State Department has final say....

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