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Cover Story: Coal Rush — Des Moines

Professional coal miners and local amateurs are digging up Iowa with dollar signs in their eyes

Iowa is known throughout the world for its rich soil, which has proven to be a precious resource for agriculture, but perhaps the true value of this land has yet to be tapped. Geologists at Iowa State University recently discovered Iowa land may get more lucrative yields from its minerals rather than its crops, as research has uncovered high levels of coal beneath the surface throughout the state — enough, in fact, that people are looking at Iowa with dollar signs in their eyes. Read More..

 The Sound
Hometown boy inks artist development deal at age 9!

Johnny Revelator of West Des Moines is like most happy 9-year-old boys. He gets good grades, but he doesn’t brag about it.

 Civic Skinny

Civic Skinny is on a one-week sabbatical in southern Ireland, conducting “ethnographic research on women’s quilting and knitting efforts.” Read More...

 Food Dude
Newton hunting resort set for debut

Since hunting began, it‘s been stalked by controversy and dissent. In the Hindu epic “Mahabharata,” beloved Lord Krishna is killed accidentally by a hunter in a statement for non-violence. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Branstad looks to defeat time as political enemy with pioneering cryonics contract

The Year 2120 Corp., a pioneering cryonics research-and-development lab, has announced a ground-breaking pact. Read More...

 Locker Room

New athletic competition forces participants to run for their lives

What would you do for a chance to win $1 million? That is the question asked on the new reality show, “Escape. Read More...

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