Des Moines/Polk County reporter for The Des Moines Register. Tips? español. “Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.”

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MacKenzie Elmer, public safety reporter, has been with The Des Moines Register since July 2014. MacKenzie has a passion for investigative news and speaks fluent Spanish. Tips? Reach her at, on Twitter at @mckelmer or by phone at 515-284-8088.