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Official Name: City of Des Moines

Settlement Type: City

Nickname: "DSM"

Image Skyline: Des Moines Montage .jpg

Image Caption: Clockwise from top: 801 Grand (Principal Financial Group), Des Moines Botanical Center, Kruidenier Trail bridge, and the Iowa State Capitol

Image Flag: Des Moines flag.svg

Image Seal: NewDesMoinesLogo.png

Image Map: Polk County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Des Moines Highlighted.svg

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Map Caption: Location in Polk County, Iowa and in the Iowa

Coordinates Region: US-IA

Pushpin Map: Iowa

Pushpin Map-caption: Location in Iowa

Subdivision Type: Country

Subdivision Type 1: State

Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Iowa

Subdivision Name: United States

Subdivision Name 1: Iowa

Subdivision Name 2: Polk County, Iowa, Warren County, Iowa, Dallas County, Iowa

Government Type: Council–manager government url

Leader Title: Mayor

Leader Name: Frank Cownie

Leader Title 1: Iowa Senate

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1: Matt McCoy (Iowa politician) (Democratic Party (United States))

2: Bradford Zaun (Republican Party (United States))

3: Jack Hatch (Democratic Party (United States))

4: Richard Dearden (Democratic Party (United States))

5: Larry Noble (Republican Party (United States))

Des Moines i/dE?E?mE?E?n/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is named after the Des Moines River, which may have been adapted from the French RiviA?re des Moines, literally meaning "River of the Monks." The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 88th in terms of population in the United States with 580,255 residents according to the 2011 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. The city proper population was 203,433 at the 2010 census.
Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry and also has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. In fact, Des Moines was credited with the "number one spot for U.S. insurance companies" in a Business Wire article and dubbed the third largest insurance capital of the world. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, Aviva insurance, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, ING Group, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Marsh, Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred have large operations in or near the metro area. Forbes magazine ranked Des Moines as the "Best Place for Business" in 2010 and, in 2011, ranked the city #1 among "America's Best Cities for Young Professionals."Kiplinger's Personal Finance 2008 Best Cities List featured Des Moines as #9. In November 2011, the city of Des Moines was listed as the #1 Greenest city for Women by Self Magazine.
Des Moines is an important city in United States presidential politics as the capital of Iowa, which is home to the Iowa caucuses. The caucuses have been the first major electoral event in nominating the President of the United States since 1972. Hence, many presidential candidates set u

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Iowa's elections system targeted according to election official

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's top elections official says there were "attempted outside intrusions" on the state's elections system last year, but no breaches. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the federal government contacted his office Friday to ...
Posted: September 23, 2017, 1:11 pm

IA Des Moines IA Zone Forecast

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 40s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 40s. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 40s ...
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:31 am

Week 5: Central Iowa high school football action

Week 5: Central Iowa high school football action Waukee's Hunter Deskin (41) runs an interception past Roosevelt's Sam Knoshaug (16) during their football game at Drake Stadium on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Des Moines. Check out this story on ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:00 am

Des Moines, IA 60 Second Forecast

Des Moines, IA 40 second local forecast from The Weather Channel. Current conditions, 5 day outlook, with highs, lows, and chance of rain Buzz60 0:50
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:06 pm

Des Moines' Campbell's Nutrition Store Looking Good At 80 Years Old

DES MOINES, IA. -- The consumer’s idea of health food has changed a lot since Floyd Campbell opened a lunch counter in downtown Des Moines in 1937 and offered his customers carrot sandwiches, carrot juice and broccoli sandwiches. But Campbell’s ...
Posted: September 23, 2017, 6:43 am
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