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Des Moines, Iowa is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Des Moines, IA include 50393, 50329, and 50330. The median home price in Des Moines is $112,900 which is roughly $100/per square foot. More Des Moines information.

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37 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters during the kickoff of the Nuns on the Bus tour, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

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4 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Scott Sanders is likely to be named city manager. Erik Wheater pleads guilty. The Harkin Stir Fry?

Unless something goes awry within the next few days, Scott Sanders soon will be the city manager of Des Moines. The council is going through the motions of another broad search to replace the retired Rick Clark - the first one failed this summer when Sean Stegall of Elgin, Illinois, asked for more money than the city was willing to pay - but on the seven-member council there already are at least four, and maybe six, votes for Sanders, who has never been an official candidate.

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8 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Bustle and quiet, can you have both?

Des Moines has generated some media noise this year. The latest was made by "Women's Health" magazine and Yelp.

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8 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Good pets

Music, or so they tell me, is supposed to be fun. If it turns out that's actually the case, then it's safe to say that Pets With Human Names are doing it correctly.

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8 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Experience the finer things in life at Proof

No matter how hard we try to prove otherwise, Iowa still seems to have the reputation of the typical Midwestern farm state, known for miles of corn- and soybean-lined gravel roads. It's not surprising, then, that the stigma carries over into most movie, book and any other media portrayals we should be lucky enough to get.

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9 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Biden visit to shut down roads in Des Moines

Several roads around the Iowa Capitol will be closed Wednesday due to a visit from Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Biden will join with a Catholic social justice group called Nuns on the Bus on the Capitol's West Terrace.

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12 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

SCSU examines its use of campus spaces

SCSU examines its use of campus spaces New approaches and technology, little growth are likely parts of facilities plan. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/scsu-examines-use-campus-spaces/15750845/ St. Cloud State University director of facilities management John Frischmann talks Tuesday about new features and facilities employed in the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility building on campus.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Residents praise officer restraint in dangerous incident

In a time when police officers face criticism for being quick to shoot, two Des Moines officers showed restraint during an early morning incident Tuesday. First at 10: two armed suspects - Police are there!! and one fires shots..

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Business Journal

Rita's continues aggressive expansion, opens 50th location this year

The Trevose, Pa.-based retailer opened its newest store at the Hawthorne Plaza at 9250 University Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of its 85-unit expansion planned for this year. Approximately five more locations are planned within the next year in Iowa, depending on sites and the number of franchisees found to run them.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Parents all calling schools with same question

"If teachers said she wasn't meeting the goals then I would hold her back," said Des Moines mother Dana Norman. School administrator Susie Guest said this is the time of year when parents start calling -- all with the same question.

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WHO-AM Des Moines

Two-Thirds Of Iowa Schools Now "In Need Of Assistance"

About two-thirds of Iowa schools now fail to meet new "No Child Left Behind" standards. New report released Tuesday morning shows just over 66-percent of schools missing their "Adequate Yearly Progress" or A-Y-P targets.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

63 New U.S. Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Des Moines

As the "melting pot" metaphor for citizens in the U.S. suggests, 63 new U.S citizens from all over the world took the Oath of Allegiance at the Simon Estes Ampitheater downtown Tuesday. The ceremony solidified their official U.S. citizenship, warranting applause and many family pictures.

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WHO-AM Des Moines

Positive Economic News on Two Fronts in the Metro

Plans are moving forward for a new hotel and office complex in Des Moines along the river south of the M-L-K Parkway. A Minneapolis development company is planning a three story office building and a 100 room Holiday Inn Express hotel at southwest 11th street.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Police say Iowa mom intoxicated with kids in car

A Des Moines woman was intoxicated and had two toddlers in her vehicle when she went to school to pick up her 5-year-old son, police said. Officers were sent to Hillis Elementary School to check a report that the boy had not been picked up by his father after school on Monday, The Des Moines Register said .

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Examiner.com

Skaters and Plague Vender lead Tuesday's shows

The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Tuesday, September 16 is topped by shows featuring Skaters and Plague Vender. Get all the details on those shows and more below.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Man who used dog in hate crime could face federal charges

A Des Moines man who allegedly unleashed his pit bull on another man during a hate crime could be in even more trouble. A Des Moines man facing charges after allegedly unleashing his pit bull on another man during a hate crime, could be in even more trouble.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Auto dealer involved with car fire has OWI history

A Des Moines auto dealer is facing multiple charges after a crash on I-235 Saturday night and an OWI charge in a different town. After a trip home to his apartment in Grimes, then to his office at Deery Brothers Chevrolet in Pleasant Hill to pick up an SUV, 57-year-old Steven Luebke was arrested in Prairie City on a drunk driving charge.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Auto dealer involved with car fire has OWI history

Another drunk driving arrest and car crash for the general manager - of a metro Des Moines car dealership. Police say 57- year-old Steven Luebke is in jail after a crash and car fire downtown on the freeway at 3rd street Saturday afternoon, A trip home to his apartment in Grimes, Then a trip to his office at Deery Brothers Chevrolet in pleasant hill to pick up a dealer SUV.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

Governor Says He is Too Busy for Deposition Until After Election

DES MOINES, Iowa-Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said Monday that between his duties as governor, along with campaigning, he is too busy to give his deposition response to a lawsuit filed against him by a former state worker. Chris Godfrey claimed that he had to take a pay cut after refusing to resign his position as Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Site of fatal accident the source of safety debate

A Des Moines woman was hit and killed by a vehicle early Monday at an intersection that has been the source of debate within the past year. The accident was captured on an automated traffic camera right across the intersection of Southeast 5th Street and Army Post Road.

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