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Downtown Marriott sold to Chicago company

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel, informally known as the “Ruan hotel” leading up to its completion in 1981, will be sold to Chicago-based Singerman Real Estate LLC.

The board of directors of City Center…
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Airport’s local-focused new gift shops, restaurants to sell craft beer, Raygun, Prada

Des Moines International Airport’s restaurants, bars and gift shops will get a massive overhaul between now and November 2017 to set up new operations that will combine plenty of local flavor with some cosmopolitan touches.…

Reports: Branstad accepts China ambassadorship

  Multiple news agencies, citing unnamed sources, have reported that longtime Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has accepted a post as U.S. ambassador to China.

Former Des Moines Register political reporter Jennifer Jacobs, now with Bloomberg, broke…
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Surveys point to higher holiday weekend spending

Consumers are feeling somewhat more upbeat about current economic conditions, according to a holiday sales forecast by Wells Fargo & Co. And several surveys conducted over the weekend indicate that Americans spent more than last…

Airport update: Doggy bathroom project nixed; TSA uses Twitter to keep knives off planes

Des Moines International Airport will save about $96,000 after a local woman gave officials a way out of a $100,000 requirement to build a doggy bathroom inside the terminal.   Airport Executive Director and General…
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Grinnell Regional Medical Center plans partnership with UnityPoint Health, UI Health Care

Grinnell Regional Medical Center officials announced this morning they will sign a letter of intent with UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and University of Iowa Health Care that would allow those health systems to provide services to…

Airport looks to raise parking rates, build hangars and runway

The cost of building new airplane hangars and replacing part of a main runway figures into a proposed Des Moines International Airport budget that calls for a 15.5 percent increase in expenditures next year.


Owner of former Maytag HQ donates $8 million Newton complex to DMACC

Des Moines Area Community College today accepted an $8 million gift — the 472,000-square-foot former Maytag Co. headquarters complex in Newton, which will become part of the DMACC Newton Campus.

The president and founder of…
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Hansens developing metro’s 2nd gated community

  For the last three years, Craig Hansen has worked on a project that brings out the artistic side of the builder in him.

Hansen is the founder and CEO of Hansen Co. Inc., the…

Savery Hotel owners buy Liberty Building

Schulte Hospitality Group Inc. of Louisville, Ky., has paid $11.5 million for the historic Liberty Building at 418 Sixth Ave. in Des Moines and a parking garage that was built as part of the renovation…
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