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Water in the works

Design competition brings a zip line, cross country skiing and much more to the development of Des Moines’ Water Works Park

About 20 feet below the surface, a gallery runs parallel to the Raccoon River. But the artwork in this gallery is not sculptures or sketches. It’s an infiltration gallery, a 70-year-old pipeline three miles long. The art inside it — water. This precious resource, the history of the concrete relic and the park in which both sit, inspired a competition. Read More..

 Civic Skinny
A speedway lawsuit. Steve who? And Chickenman!

Seven months ago, on June 30, 2011, ownership of the Iowa Speedway in Newton changed hands. A company controlled by the Clement family agreed to pay a company Read More...

 Locker Room
Des Moines Winter Games

Although Iowa winters can put a damper on some athletes heading outside into the cold, the Des Moines Winter Games warms competitors up with an array of events that take place across the metro.

“There are lots of cool events going on

 The Sound
Entrepreneurs propose building unique StereoType concert venue in Altoona

Imagine seeing your favorite rock, country or hip-hop artist perform in one of six state-of-the-art-equipped concert settings that can seat 200 to 10,000 people and afterwards buying an audio or video recording of the concert online. Read More...

 Food Dude
Mongolian metamorphoses

Sometime between the Year of the Metallic Tiger and this new Year of the Water Dragon, our suburbs were invaded by Mongolian BBQ. Never having visited HuHot, Bang Bang or Mongolia itself, I talked to restaurant pros who have. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Red to blue? Or black eye for Christie Vilsack in 4th?

Ames Democrat Christie Vilsack, a former middle school, high school and college instructor, is running not just against U.S. Rep. Read More...

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