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Des Moines Arts Festival welcomes entries for the 2023 Student Art Exhibition

The Des Moines Arts Festival has opened the entry period for the Student Art Exhibition, which spotlights the creativity of children attending K-12 schools in Central Iowa. Each school can submit up to four works …

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A Closer Look: Jenae Sikkink

It doesn’t take long to hear the passion in Jenae Sikkink’s voice as she talks about her role as senior vice president of talent development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Sikkink joined the Partnership …

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Principal extends Principal Charity Classic sponsorship agreement

Principal Financial Group has agreed to a five-year extension with the Principal Charity Classic, the company announced Wednesday. With the new agreement, Principal will continue to be the title sponsor of the annual PGA Tour …

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Des Moines’ parks, recreation department releases annual report

Several records were set by Des Moines’ Parks and Recreation Department in 2022, the city announced. One-third of the department’s record 3,546 swim lessons provided in 2022 were through a scholarship program. According to the …

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Iowa tourism organizations, individuals receive awards at 2023 conference

The Iowa Tourism Office recognized 25 outstanding businesses and events in the tourism industry during the 2023 Iowa Tourism Conference held in Altoona. The awards, divided into metro and rural distinctions, were made in 13 …

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Altoona celebrates historic agricultural milestone with CORNival

Altoona is gearing up to celebrate its connection to the first acre of commercial hybrid seed corn in the United States by organizing a corn-themed celebration called CORNival. The event will mark the 100th anniversary …

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Local artist picked to add artwork to Avenues utility boxes

The design selected by the public for utility boxes at 2715 Ingersoll Ave. 
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Local artist Ramona Muse Lambert has been selected to add colorful artwork to utility boxes at …


Meet the Business Record’s 2023 class of Forty Under 40

Inclusion shattered silence


This series was reported by Emily Kestel, Michael Crumb, Sarah Bogaards and Nora Felder. 

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series looking at how the state’s history and values play a role …

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2023 Forty Under 40 Alum of the Year: Kim Butler Hegedus

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