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A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.
Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.
The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Witness the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and participate in star-themed activities at Star Party, Saturday, August 15 at two locations within Ewing Park – the Ashley Okland Star Playground (1895 E McKinley Avenue) and Lilac Arboretum (5300 Indianola Road). Click here to view map.
To accommodate the prime viewing time from 2:00 to 4:00am, Des Moines
Due to elevated levels of E. coli, the beach at Gray’s Lake will be closed and no swimming will be allowed until further notice. There will be no boats rented from the concession stand and no personal watercraft are allowed on the lake. The Moon Float scheduled for tonight is canceled.
The Des Moines Fire Department recognized two Walgreens' employees with a certificate of appreciation for their role in saving a customer who was in cardiac arrest.
The Des Moines Fire Department will be recognizing the efforts of Walgreens employees, Registered Pharmacist, Nicole O’Toole and Jackie Perry, who initiated CPR that helped to save a customer.
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