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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.
Love bald eagles? Des Moines Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Fellowship Baptist Church on February 13th to host Bald Eagle Day on the SE 6th Street Bridge. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm …
The first meeting of the Des Moines Economic Task Force was held at Des Moines City Hall on Friday, January 29. The task force, convened by Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie, is charged with identifying economic initiatives between the Greater Des Moines area and the City of Shijiazhuang.
This effort follows the recent 30th Anniversary of the Sister Cities agreement between …
The Department of Public Works snowplows are already patrolling the snow routes across the city, along with residential streets.
Snow operations and parking restrictions will begin late this evening.
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