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Neighbors sue over massive, illuminated sign for Hotel Fort Des Moines' roof
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Neighbors sue over massive, illuminated sign for Hotel Fort Des Moines' roof

Each of the 18 letters, spelling out "Hotel Fort Des Moines," would be about 2 to 3 feet wide....

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What does the Amazon fulfillment center means for Des Moines shoppers? More selection, next-day delivery
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What does the Amazon fulfillment center means for Des Moines shoppers? More selection, next-day delivery

'Two days isn't really that bad, but one day is even better': Will Amazon change shoppers' habits?...

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Bigger and faster: What will Amazon mean for metro Des Moines retailers?
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Bigger and faster: What will Amazon mean for metro Des Moines retailers?

"I think, quite frankly, the mom and pop stores are probably the most adept," said pet store owner Josh Garrett. "I mean, we've gone through this...

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Des Moines hotels see visitors, profits plunge during coronavirus outbreak
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Des Moines hotels see visitors, profits plunge during coronavirus outbreak

Profits for Des Moines-area hotels cratered last week as they lost more than half their usual customer base and about a third of their revenue,...

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Iconic downtown Des Moines skyscraper will house new hotel
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Iconic downtown Des Moines skyscraper will house new hotel

One of Des Moines' iconic skyline buildings will be partially converted into a hotel under a $59.3 million plan to remodel half of its 25 floors....

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Iowa offering small businesses up to $25,000 in state grants to stay afloat during coronavirus pandemic
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Iowa offering small businesses up to $25,000 in state grants to stay afloat during coronavirus pandemic

Small businesses can apply for up to $25,000 in state grants to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced...

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Polk's renovated historic courthouse will be a downtown jewel — and as much as $3 million over budget
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Polk's renovated historic courthouse will be a downtown jewel — and as much as $3 million over budget

Correcting all of the Beaux-Arts landmark's problems is turning out to be more complicated than expected....

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Series of hiring events scheduled for Amazon's Grimes delivery station
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Series of hiring events scheduled for Amazon's Grimes delivery station

Central Iowa workers looking for a job with Amazon can attend four hiring fairs this week. The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families,...

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MercyOne plans $16 million cancer center named for Iowa cancer doctor Richard Deming
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MercyOne plans $16 million cancer center named for Iowa cancer doctor Richard Deming

Efforts are underway to build a cutting-edge cancer treatment and research center in Des Moines, named after a nationally renowned oncologist who...

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Warren County courthouse project gets unanimous approval from board of supervisors
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Warren County courthouse project gets unanimous approval from board of supervisors

The Warren County courthouse saga ended Thursday with a unanimous vote of the board of supervisors following a crowded but quiet public hearing....

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Want to get married at the zoo? New events center will provide year-round option for weddings, zoo exhibits
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Want to get married at the zoo? New events center will provide year-round option for weddings, zoo exhibits

A new $2 million events center will give the Blank Park Zoo year-round space for weddings, conferences and traveling conservation exhibits it's not...

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Natural wine the focus of new wine shop opening in downtown Des Moines
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Natural wine the focus of new wine shop opening in downtown Des Moines

A wine shop and bar opening in downtown Des Moines will focus on natural wine - a drink made with organic grapes and without additives. The Cave...

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Kim Reynolds names new director of the Iowa Department of Transportation
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Kim Reynolds names new director of the Iowa Department of Transportation

Gov. Kim Reynolds has named a 22-year veteran of the Iowa Department of Transportation to serve as the department's new permanent director, her...

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Des Moines airport rejects $225 million casino and hotel proposal
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Des Moines airport rejects $225 million casino and hotel proposal

The Des Moines International Airport board has rejected a $225 million proposal to build a casino and hotel on the airport's grounds. Reggie Sinha,...

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MercyOne restores labor and delivery services in West Des Moines
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MercyOne restores labor and delivery services in West Des Moines

MercyOne Medical Center will bring labor, delivery and early child care service back to its West Des Moines campus. The hospital at 1755 59th Place...

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Are we starting to see the impact of Iowa lawmakers' changes in 2017 to union rules?
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Are we starting to see the impact of Iowa lawmakers' changes in 2017 to union rules?

The state's 2017 law, modeled after Wisconsin's, is starting to show similar drops in public sector union membership....

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Jersey Mike's Subs opens on Des Moines' east side
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Jersey Mike's Subs opens on Des Moines' east side

A third Jersey Mike's Subs has opened in the Des Moines metro, this one on the capital city's east side. The sub shop at 2809 E. University Ave.,...

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Knoxville to take over dilapidated Veterans Affairs campus, knock down century-old buildings
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Knoxville to take over dilapidated Veterans Affairs campus, knock down century-old buildings

KNOXVILLE, Ia. - After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town of crumbling...

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Greater Des Moines Partnership will lobby for airport funding this year
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Greater Des Moines Partnership will lobby for airport funding this year

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's first priority this year: Lobby for a major airport expansion. Board Chair Tom Mahoney said filling the $194...

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Des Moines airport gets 3 new flights from Allegiant
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Des Moines airport gets 3 new flights from Allegiant

Allegiant Air is adding three new destinations to its slate of flights from the Des Moines International Airport, its newest base. The seasonal...

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Nation's 10th in-hospital Ronald McDonald House opening in Des Moines
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Nation's 10th in-hospital Ronald McDonald House opening in Des Moines

Des Moines is now home to the 10th Ronald McDonald House to be located in a hospital. The new Ronald McDonald House at MercyOne Children's Hospital...

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Franklin Junior High auditorium will be second-largest indoor venue in Des Moines metro
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Franklin Junior High auditorium will be second-largest indoor venue in Des Moines metro

When the main auditorium opens in the multi-use project named for Franklin Junior High, the school it once housed, one of its four seating...

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Smash Park owners reassure concerned customers that popular venue isn't going away
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Smash Park owners reassure concerned customers that popular venue isn't going away

A real estate listing for the Smash Park building in West Des Moines generated some pickleball panic earlier this week. But owner Monty Lockyear...

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See inside the new Cityview 34 townhomes at I-235 and Keo Way
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See inside the new Cityview 34 townhomes at I-235 and Keo Way

The first residents have started moving in to Cityview 34, an upscale brownstone community in an area considered the northern gateway to downtown...

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Amber Lynch will work to lift up four Des Moines neighborhoods as Invest DSM director
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Amber Lynch will work to lift up four Des Moines neighborhoods as Invest DSM director

Amber Lynch was recently named executive director of Invest DSM, a new nonprofit designed to make investments in four target neighborhoods....

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