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Iowa council member countersues police over protest arrest

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who sued several people who participated in a 2020 protest following a Minneapolis officer's killing of George Floyd. Councilwoman Indira Sheumaker's countersuit says that Officers Peter Wilson and Jeffrey George used excessive force and violated...
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Off Hours: Where to find very Midwestern foods from a fish fry to breaded pork tenderloins

Hello! I'm Chris Higgins, the eastern suburbs reporter for the Des Moines Register, and I'm already workshopping my next ridiculous tweet. Welcome to Off Hours, your free weekly newsletter from the Des Moines Register that showcases all things fun you can do in central Iowa. If you sign up for our newsletter, you get to see this early Thursday morning in your inbox.
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Twitter has jokes about the rain on Alanis Morissette's concert day at the Iowa State Fair

There's nothing like rain on a concert day — especially when that concert stars 1990s alt-rock icon Alanis Morissette. Showers over Des Moines didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the 48-year-old Canadian singer and seven-time Grammy winner, who took the State Fair Grandstand Monday night. More than 12,000 fans swamped the amphitheater sporting a rainbow of rain ponchos.
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A Popular Iowa State Fair Ride Has Turned 100-Years-Old [PHOTOS]

The first time I ever went to the Iowa State Fair back in 2016, my friends insisted that we take a ride on Ye Old Mill. I didn't really understand why at the time, because it was kind of boring, but now I'm glad that I did! At the time, I had no idea that I was riding on an attraction that was nearly 100-years-old.
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