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RV carrying Ernst, McCain hits deer on campaign trail

desmoinesregister.com — An RV carrying U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had a run-in with Bambi on Ernst's campaign trail in southern Iowa on Wednesday. The Ernst campaign RV hit a deer while traveling between events in Bloomfield and Keosauqua on Wednesday night, said Hamel, spokesperson for Ernst's campaign.
Oct 30, 2014

Joni Ernst is already acting like an Iowa senator! Her campaign bus hit a deer. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Oct 29, 2014

Poor Bambi. RV carrying U.S. Senate candidate & @SenJohnMcCain Hit deer while on campaign trail Wednesday. dmreg.co/1wFL6ib

Oct 29, 2014

Assume deer dead? MT @WilliamPetroski: RV carrying Ernst, McCain crash with deer in Iowa dmreg.co/1wFL6ib via @DMRegister

Oct 29, 2014

RV carrying John McCain and Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst hits a deer. Everybody on RV OK. No word on the deer. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Oct 29, 2014

"The RV's collision with a deer will not affect Ernst's campaign, Hamel said." desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

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Iowa View: Miller accepts money from groups he investigates

desmoinesregister.com — There's something rotten in the state of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller's campaign finances. The New York Times recently published an expose on Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and other state attorneys general that raise serious concerns about the methods that big lobbying firms like Dickstein Shapiro and others use to influence the outcomes of state investigations affecting their corporate clients.
Oct 30, 2014

Problems for Iowa AG Tom Miller? Harsh column by an Iowa lawyer hints of questionable fundraising. ow.ly/DAChn

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DMRevans: NYTimes reports on scandal w/ some state atty gens & fund-raising. IA lawyer cites Tom Miller's similar practices. http://t.c…

Cyclone Insider: Iowa State seeks to make history

Oct 30, 2014

VIDEO: @RandyPete and I preview Iowa State's Saturday game with No. 19 Oklahoma at @DMRCyclones. dmreg.co/1G0MEbO #Cyclones

Volleyball: Johnston races to regional sweep over East

desmoinesregister.com — Johnston's high-powered volleyball team opened its arms to varsity newcomers this season. The No. 4-ranked Dragons found a fitting place for hard-hitting transfer Denise Ssozi this fall. The team also brought up a cluster of lower-level players when postseason play started Thursday.

Chris Christie returns to Iowa for Branstad rally

desmoinesregister.com — BURLINGTON, Ia. - A loose and road-weary Chris Christie cracked jokes and winked at a potential presidential candidacy in a late-evening campaign stop Thursday night. The New Jersey governor appeared with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad at a TV antenna factory here, pouring praise on the five-term incumbent and encouraging a crowd of about 200 to support his bid for a record-setting sixth.

Cyclones legendary 'Dirty 30' football coach has died

Oct 30, 2014

RIP Coach Stapleton. A true @ISUfootball legend. Condolences to the program @IAStateAD #dirty30 ow.ly/Dzcqj

Southeast Polk begins ascent of playoff mountain

desmoinesregister.com — Between big-play touchdowns and a postgame locker-room song, Southeast Polk's Wade Gjersvik hardly missed a beat Wednesday. The senior grabbed seven passes for 183 yards and two long scores in the Rams' 37-15 win over Fort Dodge in a Class 4-A playoff football game at Pleasant Hill.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ad_wilson: Southeast Polk rolled over Fort Dodge in the first round of playoffs last night dmreg.co/1wGyLKy #iahsfb @SEPolkRams

Audit: West Liberty overcharged electric customers $259k

desmoinesregister.com — The city of West Liberty overcharged residents at least $259,232 in electric bills in less than a year's time, an audit released this morning shows. The audit was requested by city officials last year following the termination of Maribel Pearson, an administrative secretary who had worked for the city for 15 years.
Oct 30, 2014

City of West Liberty overcharged residents at least $259K in electric bills in less than a year's time, audit says. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201…

Peterson: Hard to believe Oklahoma's dominance in Ames

desmoinesregister.com — AMES, Ia. - It's unfathomable to me, Oklahoma's 21-game domination in football games played at Iowa State. You'd think the Cyclones would have at least stumbled into one victory against the Sooners in front of the home folk since 1960. You'd think.

Bruce Braley: Student loan debt pinches retirement savings

Oct 30, 2014

Bruce Braley in Des Moines speech: student loan debt pinches retirement savings. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/ele…

Need to know: Where to vote, find your district

desmoinesregister.com — Tuesday's general election could hold great change for Iowa. For the first time in 40 years, Iowa has an open seat in the U.S. Senate, following the retirement announcement of Sen. Tom Harkin. And two women are contending for seats that could bring the state its first female member of the Iowa Congressional delegation.

Final answer? Boone's Tanner Schminke wins football honor

desmoinesregister.com — Tanner Schminke of Boone has been named the final American Family Insurance ALL-USA IOWA performer of the week for the Iowa high school football season. Schminke received the most votes of any of the five players. The sophomore played an outstanding game on both sides of the ball Friday.
Oct 30, 2014

Final answer? Boone's Tanner Schminke wins football honor dmreg.co/1wIO8SK via @DMRegister #iahsfb

Big first half powers Norwalk past Bondurant-Farrar

desmoinesregister.com — BONDURANT, Ia. - By the time the defenses took over, Norwalk's offense had finished its job. A 28-point second quarter allowed the Warriors to hold off Bondurant-Farrar, 38-32 in Wednesday's Class 3-A first-round game, and earn their first road playoff victory since 2010.

Keller's Deli passes Reuben test

desmoinesregister.com — The scene: If you didn't know Keller's Deli and Cafe existed, you'd likely walk right by it. It's smack in the middle of downtown Des Moines, on the ground floor of a parking garage at Seventh and Grand in the shadow of the skywalk. The food: Straight up deli fare, so, the best kind.
Oct 30, 2014

My latest Datebook review for @DMRegister! Keller's deli downtown. Reuben, mac and cheese. Joy. desmoinesregister.com/story/entertai…

Prep football: First-round playoff highlights

desmoinesregister.com — All of our video highlights from the first round of Iowa high school football playoffs Oct. 29, including: - Norwalk at Bondurant-Farrar - Centennial at Johnston - Ankeny at Des Moines Lincoln - Ames at Urbandale Read or Share this story: http://dmreg.co/1tFGj0h

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Dwolla's real-time payments coming to BBVA Compass

desmoinesregister.com — Dwolla has inked a deal with BBVA Compass, an Alabama-based bank with 677 U.S. locations, to allow the bank's customers to use its mobile payment network. Under the agreement, BBVA Compass customers can access Dwolla's network starting in early 2015.

Jokes set local Halloween apart

archive.desmoinesregister.com — Detroit has Hell Night. Carbondale, Ill., used to have Fright Night. When it comes to bizarre local Halloween traditions, however, few communities can match the Des Moines metro area and its 50-year-old ritual of - well, let's just call it Bad Joke Night. In most places, the Halloween tradition goes like this: The kid says, "Trick-or-treat."
Oct 30, 2014

@NekoCase In Des Moines, they celebrate a day early and kids have to tell a joke to get their candy. It's awesome. ow.ly/Dzcjj

Oct 30, 2014

It's Beggars' Night in Des Moines. They trick-or-treat a day early and you have to tell a joke to get your candy ow.ly/Dzcjj

Ankeny loses Dick's Sporting Goods project

desmoinesregister.com — A St. Louis developer has scrapped its plan to build a Dick's Sporting Goods and Gordman's in Ankeny. The Staenberg Group had proposed a 300,000-square-foot retail center called Delaware Commons along Ankeny's booming Southeast Delaware Avenue.