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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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Posted: December 15, 2017, 3:00 am

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Posted: December 14, 2017, 1:12 pm

Iowa Mom Faces Found Guilty of Murder for Starving Her Teenage Daughter to Death

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Posted: December 14, 2017, 5:38 pm
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