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All-weather snow sports hill coming to Des Moines in 2023

If you can’t get enough snowy activities, you’ll want to plan a visit to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in 2023. Polk County Conservation announced Thursday morning that it will be installing an “all-season turf surface” on the tubing hill at […]

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Protesters disrupt carbon capture conference in Des Moines, face close call with SUV

About 100 people marched from Cowles Commons through the streets of Des Moines to the Iowa Events Center on Wednesday to protest the National Carbon Capture Conference and Expo. The expo featured speakers from Summit Carbon Solutions, Wolf Carbon Solutions, […]

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Happy bonobos make great research subjects at Des Moines’ world-renowned Ape Initiative

Des Moines is known for a few things: the Traveler’s Insurance sign, Slipknot and, I suppose, the Iowa state government. But in zoologist circles globally, Des Moines is famously the home of the only facility dedicated to the research and […]

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City of Clive accepting submissions for Art Along the Trail 2023

The Greenbelt Trail is Clive’s crown jewel: a wooded bike trail that connects neighborhoods, playgrounds and natural spaces throughout the city. And while the Greenbelt Trail is beautiful in its own right, the City of Clive also wants to use […]

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Hinterland Music Festival announces three-day 2023 lineup featuring Bon Iver, Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers

On Tuesday morning, Hinterland Music Festival announced the lineup for its eighth festival to take place during the first weekend in August 2023. The 2023 festival will span across three days instead of the four-day lineup organizers tried in 2022. […]

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Miriam Alarcón Avila brings luchador art, ofrenda to Des Moines Art Center this Dia de los Muertos

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Art Center will once again host its Día de los Muertos celebration after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year, the celebration will be focused around luchadores. Multimedia artist Miriam Alarcón Avila has […]

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The world’s largest dinosaurs can be found at the Science Center of Iowa now through April

“You say the word ‘dinosaur’ and everybody flocks,” says Amy Hock, director of marketing and public relations for the Science Center of Iowa. She is standing underneath an 11-foot-tall, 60-foot-long statue of Mamenchisaurus that is currently visiting the Science Center […]

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