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Des Moines, Iowa

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Nickname: "DSM", "The 515", "DeMo", "City of Skywalks", "The Hartford of the West"
Location in Polk County and in the State of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 93°37′15″W / 41.59083, -93.62083
Country United States
State Iowa
County Polk County
Incorporated September 22, 1851
Government
 - Mayor Frank Cownie
Area
 - City 200.1 km²  (77.2 sq mi)
 - Land 196.3 km² (75.8 sq mi)
 - Water 3.8 km² (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 - City 193,886
 - Density 1,012.0/km² (2,621.3/sq mi)
 - Metro 604,626
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 515
Website: http://www.dmgov.org/

Des Moines (pronounced /dɪˈmɔɪn/ in English, Image:ltspkr.png/demwan/ in French) is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, owing its name to the Des Moines River (French: Rivière Des Moines, literally meaning "River of the Monks," but in the 18th century designating "River of the Moingwena," an Illinois Indian subtribe; the French voyagers often abbreviated tribal names, and in this case "River of the Moingwena" became "River of the Moines"), until it was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857.[3] It is also the county seat of Polk County. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 92nd in terms of population in the United States according to 2006 estimates with 534,230 residents according to United States Census Bureau.[4] Usually refers to the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... 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Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry and also has a sizeable financial services and publishing business base. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, and Ruan Transportation. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, ING Group, Marsh, and Pioneer Hi-Bred have large operations in or near the metro area. Forbes Magazine ranked Des Moines as the fourth "Best Place for Business" in 2007.[5] Principal Financial Group in Hong Kong Principal Financial Group NYSE: PFG is a publicly traded corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Principal Financial Group (The Principal) is a leading global financial institututional clients a wide range of financial products and services. ... Meredith Corporation NYSE: MDP is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... ING House, ING headquarters in Amsterdam ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) (known as ING Group) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and investment management services. ... Pioneer Hi-Bred is an U.S. company which produces hybrid seeds for agriculture. ... Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


Recently, Des Moines has been experiencing rapid growth in the western and southern suburbs.


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History

Des Moines was founded in May 1843 when Captain James Allen built a fort on the site where the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers merge. Allen wanted to use the name Fort Raccoon, but the American War Department told him to name it Fort Des Moines. The origin of the name Des Moines is uncertain. The French "Des Moines" translates literally to "Of The Monks." "Rivière Des Moines" translates to "river of the monks," known today under the anglicized name of Des Moines River. It could have referred to the river of the Moingonas, named after an Indian tribe that resided in the area and built burial mounds. Others see it as referring to French Trappist monks, some of whom lived in huts at the mouth of the river, or connected to the phrase de moyen in French, meaning middle, because of its location between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. James Allen is the name of: James Allen (football player), American football linebacker James Allen (United States) (1912–1978), U.S. Senator from Alabama James Allen (New Zealand) (1855–1942), Cabinet Minister James Allen (Formula One commentator) (born 1966) James Allen (author) (1864–1912) James Allen (nurseryman), nurseryman of Shepton... Des Moines River - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Raccoon River at Van Meter The Raccoon River is a tributary of the Des Moines River in central Iowa in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Government  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area  - City  77. ... New Melleray Abbey, near Peosta, Iowa. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ...


Settlers came and lived near the fort, and on May 25, 1846, Fort Des Moines became the seat of Polk County. On September 22, 1851, it was incorporated as a city with its own charter approved in a vote on October 18. In 1857, the name Fort Des Moines was shortened to Des Moines alone and the state capital was moved from Iowa City. By 1900, Des Moines was Iowa's largest city with a population of 62,139. Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. It is the principal city of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of both Johnson and Washington counties. ...

Fort Des Moines memorial is north of Principal Park
Fort Des Moines memorial is north of Principal Park

In 1907, the city adopted a city commission government known as the Des Moines Plan, comprising an elected mayor and four commissioners who were responsible for public works, public property, public safety, and finance. This form of government was scrapped in 1950 in favor of a council-manager government, and tweaked in 1967 so that four of the six city council members were elected by ward rather than at-large. Image File history File links Birthplace_of_Des_Moines. ... Image File history File links Birthplace_of_Des_Moines. ... Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... City Commission government is a form of municipal government that was once common in the United States, but has fallen out of favor, most cities formerly governed by Commission having switched to the Council-Manager form. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


As with other major urban areas, the city core began losing population to the suburbs in the 1960s (the peak population of 208,982 was recorded in 1960). However, the growth of the outlying suburbs has been a constant and the overall metro area population is over 534,230 today. “Suburbia” redirects here. ...


Skyline

The skyline of downtown Des Moines changed during the 1970s and 1980s as several new skyscrapers were built. Until then the 19-story Equitable Building, dating from 1924, was the tallest building in the city and, at that time, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. That changed as the 25-story Financial Center was completed in 1972 and the 36-story Ruan Center was completed in 1974. They were later joined by the 30-story Marriott hotel (1981), the 20-story Hub Tower (1985), and Iowa's tallest building, Principal Financial Group's 44-story tower at 801 Grand (1990). This time period also saw the opening of the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines (1979), the Des Moines Botanical Center (1979), the Polk County Convention Complex (1985), and the State of Iowa Historical Building (1987). The Des Moines skywalk system also began to take shape during the 1980s. By the beginning of 2006, the skywalk system was more than three miles (5 km) long and connected most main downtown buildings. For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... Marriott International, Inc. ... Principal Financial Group in Hong Kong Principal Financial Group NYSE: PFG is a publicly traded corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Principal Financial Group (The Principal) is a leading global financial institututional clients a wide range of financial products and services. ... 801 Grand is a skyscraper located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines is a 2,735-seat performing arts center located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Exterior of the Des Moines Botanical Center The Des Moines Botanical Center (14 acres / 5. ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... In an urban setting, a skyway, catwalk, or skywalk, is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed (or covered) bridge between two buildings. ...


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Tallest buildings
Name Stories Height
Principal Financial Building 45 645 ft (192 m)
Ruan Center 36 526 ft (167 m)
Marriot International Hotel 30 485 ft (123 m)
Financial Center 25 410 ft (105 m)
Plaza Building 25 287 ft (104 m)
HUB Tower 25 285 ft (99 m)
EMC Insurance Building 19 265 ft (97 m)
Equitable Building 19 260 ft (79 m)
Bank Of America Building 16 255 ft (85 m)
Quest Complex 15 250 ft (83 m)

Des Moines made national headlines during the Great Flood of 1993. Heavy rains throughout June and early July caused the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to rise above flood stage levels. The Des Moines Water Works was submerged by floodwaters during the early morning hours of July 11, 1993, leaving an estimated 250,000 people without running water for 12 days and without drinking water for 20 days. 801 Grand is a skyscraper located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Ruan Center is the second tallest building in the Des Moines, Iowa skyline and the second tallest building in Iowa. ... The Equitable Building can refer to one of several notable buildings: The Equitable Building in Manhattan, built in 1915, which prompted the adoption of modern height and setback controls. ... The Great Flood of 1993 was a major flood that occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and their tributaries, from April to October of 1993. ...


The city is in the midst of major construction in the downtown area. The new Science Center of Iowa and the Iowa Events Center opened in 2005, while the new central branch of the Des Moines Public Library, designed by David Chipperfield, opened on April 8, 2006. The World Food Prize Foundation, which is based in Des Moines, announced in 2001 that it will restore the former Des Moines Public Library building as the Dr Norman Borlaug/World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. In 2002 the Principal Financial Group and the city announced plans for the Principal Riverwalk, which will feature trails, pedestrian bridges across the river, a fountain and skating plaza, and a "civic garden" in front of the City Hall. Several existing downtown buildings are being converted to loft apartments and condominiums. This trend is highlighted by the success of the East Village district of shops, studios, and housing between the capitol district and the Des Moines River. The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... David Chipperfield (b. ... The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. ... Norman Ernest Borlaug (born March 25, 1914) is an American agricultural scientist, humanitarian, Nobel laureate, and has been called the father of the Green Revolution. ... The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. ... Look up Loft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Des Moines metro area is also experiencing a boom, in particular the western suburbs. West Des Moines, in particular, now has over 52,000 people and is home to the Jordan Creek Town Center, the largest shopping center in Iowa, as well as several Wells Fargo office complexes, including a new operations campus that was completed by early 2007. Nearby Dallas County was the 33rd fastest-growing county in the United States between 2000 and 2006 with a growth rate of 33 percent, according to the United States Census Bureau.[7] West Des Moines is a city located in Polk County, and partially in Dallas and Warren counties, in the state of Iowa. ... Jordan Creek Town Center is a super-regional shopping mall and lifestyle center in the American city of West Des Moines, Iowa. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Geography and Climate

The State Capitol of Iowa, featuring its golden dome.
The State Capitol of Iowa, featuring its golden dome.

Des Moines is located at 41°35′27″N, 93°37′15″W (41.590939, -93.620866).GR1 Download high resolution version (1751x975, 639 KB)The State Capitol of Iowa, featuring its golden dome. ... Download high resolution version (1751x975, 639 KB)The State Capitol of Iowa, featuring its golden dome. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 200.1 km² (77.2 mi²). 196.3 km² (75.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²) of it (1.88%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


In November 2005, Des Moines voters approved a measure that allowed the city to annex certain parcels of land in the northeast, southeast, and southern corners of Des Moines, particularly areas bordering the Iowa Highway 5/U.S. 65 bypass. Iowa Highway 5 is a highway in southern Iowa. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ...


Metropolitan area

The Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of five central Iowa counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, and Guthrie. The area had a 2000 census population of 481,394 and an estimated 2006 population of 534,230.[2] The Des Moines-Newton-Pella Combined Statistical Area consists of those five counties plus Jasper and Marion counties; the 2000 census population of this area was 550,659. The Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as of 2000, consists of 5 counties, all in Iowa: Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, and Guthrie. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Holliwell Bridge, one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Guthrie County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Jasper County Courthouse, Newton, Iowa Headquarters of the Maytag Corporation, Newton, Iowa Newton is the county seat of Jasper County, IowaGR6. ... Pella is a city in Marion County, Iowa, United States. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ...


Suburbs

Des Moines's suburbs include Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Altoona is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated February 27, 1903 Government  - Mayor Steven D. Van Oort Area  - City  16. ... Bondurant is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... Carlisle is a city located in Warren County and Polk County, Iowa. ... Clive is a city located in both Polk and Dallas County, Iowa. ... Grimes is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... Johnston is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. ... Norwalk is a city in Warren County, Iowa in the United States of America. ... Pleasant Hill is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. ... Polk City is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... Urbandale is a city in Polk County, and partially in Dallas County, in the state of Iowa. ... Waukee is a city located in Dallas County, Iowa. ... West Des Moines is a city located in Polk County, and partially in Dallas and Warren counties, in the state of Iowa. ... Windsor Heights is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 67 73 91 93 98 103 105 108 101 95 81 69
Norm High °F 29.1 35.4 48.2 61.3 72.3 81.8 86 83.9 75.9 63.5 46.7 33.1
Norm Low °F 11.7 17.8 28.7 39.9 51.4 61 66.1 63.9 54.3 42.2 29 16.7
Rec Low °F -24 -26 -22 9 30 38 47 40 26 14 -4 -22
Precip (in) 1.03 1.19 2.21 3.58 4.25 4.57 4.18 4.51 3.15 2.62 2.1 1.33
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Demographics

City of Des Moines
Population by year [[8]]
1880 22,408
1890 50,093
1900 62,139
1910 86,368
1920 126,468
1930 142,559
1940 159,819
1950 177,965
1960 208,982
1970 200,587
1980 191,003
1990 193,187
2000 198,682
2006 193,886[1]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 198,682 people, 80,504 households, and 48,704 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,012.0/km² (2,621.3/mi²). There were 85,067 housing units at an average density of 433.3/km² (1,122.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.29% White, 8.07% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.52% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 6.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 80,504 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,408, and the median income for a family was $46,590. Males had a median income of $31,712 versus $25,832 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,467. About 7.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those ages 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Many insurance companies are headquartered in Des Moines, including the Principal Financial Group, KVI (Now part of Marsh), EMC Insurance Group, Allied Insurance (now part of Nationwide), AmerUs Group (now part of Aviva), Holmes Murphy, and American Republic Insurance Company. Des Moines has been referred to as the "Hartford of the West" because of this. Principal is the only Fortune 500 company to have its headquarters in Iowa, ranking 261st on the magazine's list in 2006.[9] As a center of financial and insurance services, other major corporations headquartered outside of Iowa have established a presence in the Des Moines Metro area, including, Wells Fargo, ING Group, and Electronic Data Systems. The Meredith Corporation, a leading publishing and marketing company, is also based in Des Moines. Other major employers in the area (with more than 1,000 local employees) include Mercy Medical Center, Iowa Health System, MidAmerican Energy Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Firestone Agricultural Tire Company, UPS, FBL Financial Group, Citigroup's Citi Cards division, Qwest, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Hy-Vee supermarkets, John Deere Des Moines Works, John Deere Credit, and Communications Data Services.[10] Principal Financial Group in Hong Kong Principal Financial Group NYSE: PFG is a publicly traded corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Principal Financial Group (The Principal) is a leading global financial institututional clients a wide range of financial products and services. ... Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, Ohio. ... For Aviva Incorporated, operating as Aviva Natural Health Solutions, see Aviva Inc. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... ING House, ING headquarters in Amsterdam ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) (known as ING Group) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and investment management services. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS, LSE: EDC) is a global business and technology services company that defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by Ross Perot. ... Meredith Corporation NYSE: MDP is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... MidAmerican Energy Company is an energy company in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Pioneer Hi-Bred is an U.S. company which produces hybrid seeds for agriculture. ... The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Citigroup Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Blue Shield of California be merged into this article or section. ... The current corporate logo Hy-Vee Food Stores is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets located in the Midwestern United States. ... Deere & Company (usually known by its brand name John Deere) (NYSE: DE) is an American corporation based in Moline, Illinois, and the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the world. ... Deere & Company (usually known by its brand name John Deere) (NYSE: DE) is an American corporation based in Moline, Illinois, and the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the world. ...


In 2007, Forbes magazine ranked the Des Moines metropolitan area 4th on its list of "Best Places For Business And Careers," based on factors such as the cost of doing business, cost of living, educational attainment, and crime rate.[5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Government

Des Moines City Hall

Des Moines currently operates under a council-manager form of government. The council consists of a mayor (who, as of 2005, is Frank Cownie), two at-large members, and four members representing each of the city's four wards. Image File history File links Des_Moines_City_Hall. ... Image File history File links Des_Moines_City_Hall. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


A plan to merge the governments of Des Moines and Polk County was rejected by voters during the November 2, 2004, election. The consolidated city-county government would have had a full-time mayor and a 15-member council that would have been divided among the city and its suburbs. Each suburb would have still retained its individual government but had the option to join the consolidated government at any time. Although a full merger was soundly rejected, many city and county departments and programs have been consolidated. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ...


Transportation

The Des Moines skyline as seen through the Edna M. Griffin Memorial Pedestrian Bridge over Interstate 235.
The Des Moines skyline as seen through the Edna M. Griffin Memorial Pedestrian Bridge over Interstate 235.

Most residents of Des Moines get around the region by car. Interstate 235 cuts through the city, and Interstate 35 and Interstate 80 both pass through the Des Moines metropolitan area. Interstate 235 is currently in the final stages of expansion. The freeway will be six lanes throughout the entire length and expands to eight and ten lanes near the downtown area, yet still experiences congestion due to Des Moines' rapid growth. U.S. Route 65 and Iowa Highway 5 form a freeway loop to the east and south of the city. U.S. Routes 6 and 69 and Iowa Highway 28, 141, Iowa Highway 163, and 415 are also important routes to and within the city. A new northern beltway is being planned to help with northside congestion in growing suburbs such as Grimes and Ankeny. Image File history File links I235_keynote_bridge. ... Image File history File links I235_keynote_bridge. ... Interstate 235 in Iowa is a 13. ... Interstate 235 in Iowa is a 13. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 35 Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is a north–south interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... Iowa Highway 5 is a highway in southern Iowa. ... U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... Iowa State Highway 28 is a highway located in south central Iowa. ... Iowa Highway 141 is a major east-west highway in the western and central portions of the state. ... Iowa Highway 163 is a north-south State Highway. ...


Des Moines's public transit system, operated by DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit), which was the Des Moines Metropolitan Transit Authority until October 2006, consists entirely of buses, including regular in-city routes and express and commuter buses to outlying suburban areas.


Downtown Des Moines features a 3.5 mile-long (5.6 km) skywalk system, allowing people to move between buildings without going out of doors. In an urban setting, a skyway, catwalk, or skywalk, is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed (or covered) bridge between two buildings. ...


Greyhound Bus Lines and Jefferson Lines run long-distance, inter-city bus routes to Des Moines. The nearest Amtrak train station is in Osceola, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Des Moines. Trains on the route that passes through Osceola, the California Zephyr, go east to Chicago, Illinois and as far west as Oakland, California. Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Osceola is a city located in Clarke County, Iowa. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


The Des Moines International Airport (DSM), located in the southern part of Des Moines, on Fleur Drive, offers non-stop service to destinations within the United States, including to major hub airports such as Chicago O'Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Recent growth in the usage of the airport has led to a spike in the number of routes, with four new destinations coming online in the past year, including places such as Tampa Bay-Clearwater and Salt Lake City. There are no direct commercial passenger flights, as of 2007, between the airport and destinations outside of the United States. However, international air-freight flights regularly travel to and from Des Moines International. The Des Moines International Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM) is a commercial airport located in the southern part of the city of Des Moines, Iowa USA. The airport serves residents of the Des Moines metropolitan area and is the closest airport with connections to major airline hubs for people who... OHare International Airport is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and is one of two airports considered the busiest airport in the world. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the busiest airport in Texas and third busiest airport in the world in terms of operations. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ...


Colleges and universities

// AIB College of Business is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational college of business in Des Moines, Ia. ... Des Moines University is an Osteopathic Medical College in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The DMACC banner. ... Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Humphrey Center is the oldest building at Grand View College and houses the colleges administration. ... Hamilton College is a independent, private college with seven campuses in Iowa and Nebraska. ... Simpson College is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts institution situated in Indianola, Iowa, USA, and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Upper Iowa University, the largest private university in Iowa, is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering quality degree programs to over 670 on-campus students and to over 3,600 center, graduate, and independent study students. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... William Penn University is a private, liberal arts university in Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA. It was founded by Quakers in 1873 as Penn College. ...

Culture

Media

AM radio stations

WOI, is an News/Talk radio station affiliated with NPR serving the Des Moines/Ames, Iowa area. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... KPSZ 940 AM is a Des Moines, Iowa area Christian radio station which is nicknamed Praise 940. ... WHO is a clear channel radio station broadcasting 50,000 watts on 1040 AM with a news/talk format. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or U of I, is a major national research university located on a campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... KWKY 1140 AM is a Des Moines, Iowa area Christian radio station that airs such national programs as David Jeremiah and Adrian Rogers and Ravi Zacharias and Janet Parshall and Jack Hayford External links KWKYs official website Query the FCCs AM station database for KWKY Categories: | ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... KRNT is an AM station operating out of Des Moines, Iowa on a frequency of 1350 kHz with a power of 5,000 watts. ... KXNO is a sports radio station based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... KBGG, branded as AM 1700 is a radio station in the Des Moines, Iowa area. ... The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ...

FM radio stations

KDPS is a radio station in Des Moines, Iowa, licensed to Des Moines Public Schools. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... KWDM, 88. ... Modern rock or Nu-breed is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... KJJY is a commercial radio station located in West Des Moines, Iowa, broadcasting on 92. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Kioa is an island in Fiji, an outlier to Vanua Levu, one of Fijis two main islands. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... KGGO is a classic rock radio station based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... KHKI is a commercial radio station located in Boise, Idaho, broadcasting on 97. ... KWQW is a radio station licensed to Boone, Iowa, that serves the Des Moines area. ... KRKQ was one of Des Moines classic rock radio stations. ... KZZQ 99. ... KDRB is the callsign for the radio station occupying 106. ... Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits or classic hits) is a radio format which emerged in the early 2000s. ... Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ... KSTZ, known as Star 102. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... KAZR is an FM radio station licensed to Pella, Iowa, with studios in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... KCCQ is a commercial radio station in Ames, Iowa, broadcasting to the Des Moines, Iowa area on 105. ... Modern rock or Nu-breed is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... KPTL, Capital 106. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... KKDM, known as Kiss 107 FM, is a contemporary hit radio station based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ...

Television stations

  • WOI 5, local ABC affiliate
  • KCCI 8, local CBS affiliate
  • KDIN 11, local PBS member station, Iowa Public Television network flagship
  • WHO 13, local NBC affiliate
  • KDSM 17, local Fox affiliate
  • KCWI 23, local CW affiliate
  • KFPX 39, local i affiliate
  • KDMI 56, local MyNetworkTV and A1 affiliate (digital signal and cable only)

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Print

The Des Moines Register is the daily morning newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States. ... Cityview is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Des Moines, Iowa independent of the Des Moines Register, the prominent newspaper in Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ...

Points of interest

The East Village
The East Village
Kruidenier Trail bridge across Gray's Lake
Kruidenier Trail bridge across Gray's Lake

Image File history File links Des_Moines_East_Village. ... Image File history File links Des_Moines_East_Village. ... The Iowa State Fair is an annual state fair held in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Capitol in 2003 after regilding The Iowa State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Iowa. ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... Exterior of the Des Moines Botanical Center The Des Moines Botanical Center (14 acres / 5. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin Bèi Yùmíng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzhou, China on April 26, 1917. ... Blank Park Zoo is a zoo on the south side Des Moines, Iowa near Fort Des Moines. ... Arie den Boer Arboretum is an arboretum located in the Water Works Park 1,500 acres (6 km²) at 408 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Lilac Arboretum and Childrens Forest, sometimes also known as the Ewing Lilac Arboretum, is located in Ewing Park at 1900 McKinley Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_3084-wiki. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_3084-wiki. ... Living History Farms is a museum in Urbandale, Iowa, USA. As its name implies, the museum follows the methodology of Living History in depicting the lives of people living in several different time periods engaging in various agricultural activities. ... Merle Hay Mall Merle Hay Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Terrace Hill Terrace Hill is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. ... Jordan Creek Town Center is a super-regional shopping mall and lifestyle center in the American city of West Des Moines, Iowa. ... Adventureland Park is an independently-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa (just northeast of Des Moines). ... Prairie Meadows is a thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack and casino in Altoona, Iowa. ... Valley West Mall is a shopping mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. ... Southridge Mall is an enclosed regional shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Saylorville Lake is a man-made reservoir on the Des Moines River in Iowa. ... Image:WAC Air Controller by Loser V. Smith. ...

Sports

Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-Present) American Conference North Division American Association (1969-1997) Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs (1981-Present) Chicago White Sox (1976-1980) Houston Astros (1975) Chicago White Sox (1973-1974) Oakland Athletics (1969-1973) Current uniform Name Iowa Cubs (1982... This article is about the sport. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Iowa Energy are a team of the NBA Development League. ... This article is about the sport. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... The Des Moines Dragons were a minor league basketball team in the International Basketball Association. ... Veterans Memorial Auditorium may refer to: Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Providence) Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Iowa), home arena of the Iowa Barnstormers (AF2) Category: ... Des Moines Menace are an American soccer team, founded in 1994. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Waukee is a city located in Dallas County, Iowa. ... The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... 95KGGO Arena is a 3,250-seat multi-purpose arena in Urbandale, Iowa. ... Urbandale is a city in Polk County, and partially in Dallas County, in the state of Iowa. ... The Iowa Stars are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... The New York Dragons are an Arena Football League team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 1995 Home arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum City, State Uniondale, New York Head Coach Weylan Harding ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles 8: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 Wild Card berths 3: 1995, 2001, 2006 The New York Dragons are... The Iowa Barnstormers was an arena football team that played only one season in the arenafootball2 league before folding. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Drake Relays is an annual outdoor track and field event held in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, on the campus of Drake University. ...

Notable natives

Steve Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Ross Robert Verba (born October 31, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa), is an American professional football player currently is a free agent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Indianola is a city located in Warren County, Iowa. ... William Bill McGuire Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American-born author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. ... Scott lemmensen born July 23, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa is a professional ice hockey goaltender who plays for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Stephen Collins (born October 1, 1947) is an American actor. ... Bill Daily is an American comedian and comic actor, and a veteran of many television sitcoms, born in Des Moines, Iowa, August 30, 1928. ... I Dream of Jeannie was a popular American sitcom with a fantasy premise. ... Thomas M. Disch Thomas Michael Disch (Born February 2, 1940) is an American science fiction author and poet. ... Simon Estes (2 February 1938-) is an America bass-baritone singer. ... Centerville is a city located in Appanoose County, Iowa. ... Survivor: Vanuatu Islands of Fire is the ninth installment of the reality hit Survivor. ... Dr. Stephen Gleason earned his DO from what is now Des Moines University medical school where he was the valedictorian of his class. ... Tana Goertz (born Tana Colaizzi) was one of the candidates for the title of Donald Trumps Apprentice in the television shows third season. ... The Apprentice 3 is the third season of The Apprentice. ... Edna M. Griffin (1909-2000). ... Movie poster of Pieces of April Peter Hedges (born July 6, 1962) is an American writer and film director. ... David Anthony Higgins (born December 9, 1961) is a comedic actor from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Malcolm in the Middle was a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Frank Jenks (November 4, 1902 - May 13, 1962) was a vaudville performer and film actor. ... Shawn Johnson (born January 19, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American gymnast. ... Zach Johnson (born February 24, 1976) is an American golfer and winner of the 2007 Masters Tournament. ... PGA means one of the following things: Professional Golfers Association Producers Guild of America Peoples Global Action Pin grid array, a type of packaging for integrated circuits Plastic grid array Professional Graphics Adapter, a video interface card for CAD applications An abbreviation for a type of prostaglandin (with PGB, PGC... Lolo Jones (born 5 August 1982) is an American track and field athlete, who specializes in the hurdles. ... Nathan Jonas Joey Jordison is an American rock musician. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Kevin Love, born in Des Moines, IA, is a former NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The McCaughey septuplets (in birth order--Kenneth Robert, Alexis May, Natalie Sue, Kelsey Ann, Nathan Roy, Brandon James, and Joel Steven) are the worlds first surviving set of septuplets. ... Carlisle is a city located in Warren County and Polk County, Iowa. ... Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982 in Altoona, Iowa) is an American football player and a quarterback in the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Altoona is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... Chris Pirillo at Gnomedex 2005 Chris Pirillo (born July 26, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa) is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Shawna Robinson (born November 30, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is a very sexy actor and former fashion model. ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Norwalk is a city in Warren County, Iowa in the United States of America. ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Shawn Clown Crahan, (born Michael Shawn Crahan on September 24, 1969), is a percussionist in the nu metal band Slipknot. ... Christopher Chris Michael Fehn was born February 24, 1972 and is one of three percussionists in the metal band Slipknot. ... Paul Gray (born August 1, 1958 at Rochford, Essex) was the bassist for the punk rock band The Damned. ... Craig 133 Jones (born Craig Michael Jones on February 11, 1972) is a music sampler and keyboardist best known as member #5 of the band Slipknot. ... James Jim Root (born October 2, 1971) is one of the current guitarists for Slipknot he shares lead guitarist duties with fellow bandmate Mick Thompson. ... Stone Sour are a Grammy-nominated American Alternative Metal band based in Hollywood, California, United States. ... Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa) is the lead vocalist for the nine-piece metal band Slipknot, and a founding member of the hard rock band Stone Sour. ... Stone Sour are a Grammy-nominated American Alternative Metal band based in Hollywood, California, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sidney Sid George Wilson (born March 15, 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a turntablist for the musical group Slipknot. ... Dj Starscream is Sid Wilson of Slipknot fame. ... Bill Stewart William Harris Bill Stewart (born October 18, 1966, Des Moines, Iowa) is an American jazz drummer. ... Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Controllers survey the field at Misawa Air Base, Japan. ... Airplane! is an American comedy film, first released on 27 June 1980, produced, directed, and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Brian Wansink Brian Wansink (born 1960, Sioux City, Iowa) is an American professor of marketing and nutritional science. ... Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think is a nonfiction book by Cornell University consumer behavior professor Brian Wansink. ... Tionne Tenise T-Boz Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an African-American R&B singer; the lead singer of the successful group TLC. She has also worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams 1998 film Belly. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Bands

  • The Nadas, the band that Playboy magazine called the "Best College Band You've Never Heard Of" is based in Des Moines.
  • Eight of the nine members of the band Slipknot were born in Des Moines. (Paul Gray was born in Los Angeles.)
  • Jim Roth, guitarist with rock band Built to Spill, is from West Des Moines.
  • The metal band Stone Sour began their music career in Des Moines. Both Slipknot and Stone Sour feature vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root.
  • The band Index Case originated in Indianola, a Des Moines exurb.
  • The Des Moines Riot, a Scottish indie/rock band based in Edinburgh, took their name from Des Moines.
  • Metal band Facecage, signed to Corey Taylor's independent label Great Big Mouth records, are from Des Moines.
  • Tad Hutchinson, drummer for the Seattle band Young Fresh Fellows, grew up in Des Moines and attended Roosevelt High School, playing in the band The Law.
  • Other members of The Law, including Mac Stanfield and Charley Chesterman, went on to play in the Boston based band Scruffy the Cat. Chesterman has gone on to an alt-country solo career.

The Nadas are a rock/folk quartet based out of Ames, Iowa. ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Paul Dedrick Gray (born April 8, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA) is the bassist for the nine-piece nu metal band Slipknot. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Built to Spill is an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... Stone Sour are a Grammy-nominated American Alternative Metal band based in Hollywood, California, United States. ... Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa) is the lead vocalist for the nine-piece metal band Slipknot, and a founding member of the hard rock band Stone Sour. ... James Jim Root (born October 2, 1971) is one of the current guitarists for Slipknot he shares lead guitarist duties with fellow bandmate Mick Thompson. ... The index case or patient zero is the initial patient in the population sample of an epidemiological investigation. ... The Des Moines Riot are a Scottish Indie Rock band, formed in Edinburgh during 2004. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ...

Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ a b Iowa Data Center. Population Estimates and Rankings for Population, Numerical Change, and Percent Change for Iowa's Incorporated Places: 2000-2006. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  2. ^ a b Iowa Data Center. Population Estimates and Numeric and Percent Change for Iowa's Metropolitan Areas (2003 definition): 2000-2006 (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
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