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33 photos: Kentucky Derby hats at Prairie Meadows

33 photos: Kentucky Derby hats at Prairie MeadowsJen Lickteig, 26, left, Megan Churchill, 27, middle, and Heather Gilmore, 27, show off their hats during the annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. The grand prize winner of the hat contest...
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37 Photos: Beaverdale Superhero 5K

37 Photos: Beaverdale Superhero 5KAdam Fasselius, 30, and Jacie Fasselius, 26, of Des Moines before the first annual Beaverdale Superhero 5K on May 2, 2015 at the First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Brenna Norman/For The Register
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Life

35 Photos: Downtown Farmers' Market 2015

35 Photos: Downtown Farmers' Market 2015Mike Crow, 28, and Rachel Crow, 28, during opening weekend for the 2015 Farmer's Market on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Brenna Norman/For The Register
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10 things we love about des moines in may

10 things we love about des moines in may10 things we love about des moines in may
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Business

Fresh Market offers natural and organic products

Fresh Market offers natural and organic productsThe Fresh Market offers organic and gourmet products in a European-like atmosphere.
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40,000 expected for farmers market's 40th season opener

40,000 expected for farmers market's 40th season openerCrowds to take over Court Avenue for a mix of big-city swagger and small-town charm.
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3 DIY Derby Drinks

3 DIY Derby DrinksGrab your bow ties and floppy hats -- it's time to get down and derby with a Kentucky Derby drink!
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Bird's eye view of the Des Moines Farmers' Market

Bird's eye view of the Des Moines Farmers' MarketFrom fresh produce, flowers and an enjoyable atmosphere, the downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market kicks off Saturday.
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Horses

What is your Kentucky Derby horse name?

What is your Kentucky Derby horse name?Use this name generator to find your Kentucky Derby horse name.
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Life

'Lion King' still rules

'Lion King' still rulesThe bold original vision holds up after 18 years.
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6 awesomely nerdy things to do this weekend

6 awesomely nerdy things to do this weekend"Avengers: Age of Ultron" comes out this week, but the nerdy fun doesn't have to end there.
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Prom unites generations of women

Prom unites generations of womenProm, the "quintessential story of high school," unites generations of women despite differences
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7 must-attend weekend events

7 must-attend weekend eventsSee what you can do this weekend in and around Des Moines.
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Dining

Loin king: Vote for Iowa's best pork tenderloin

Loin king: Vote for Iowa's best pork tenderloinThe 2015 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest opens May 1.
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Music

Slipknot returns to Iowa 'on top of its game'

Slipknot returns to Iowa 'on top of its game'Guitarist Jim Root talks about returning home for a Cedar Rapids show
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What's new, what returns to Downtown Farmers' Market?

What's new, what returns to Downtown Farmers' Market?Meet some Downtown Farmers' Market vendors and see what's new
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Dining

Fiesta food: Cinco de Mayo chips, dips, tacos and salsa

Fiesta food: Cinco de Mayo chips, dips, tacos and salsaFirst, I'm a guac-fanatic, so I'm predisposed to love the bright green chip dip, and Dos Rios has some of the best in the city.
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Mark your calendar: Farmers' Market, Superhero 5K and Coaches vs. Cancer

Mark your calendar: Farmers' Market, Superhero 5K and Coaches vs. CancerMark your calendars with these dates of must-go-to events
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Dining

Simon's offers great food in a cozy atmosphere

Simon's offers great food in a cozy atmosphereSimon's (formerly J. Benjamin's) is a great neighborhood restaurant to come back to
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Cat Rocketship: Why this girl band loves hot dads

Cat Rocketship: Why this girl band loves hot dadsI want to talk about something important.
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3 photos: Looks for Cinco de Mayo

3 photos: Looks for Cinco de MayoPretty & Embroidered: If your style relates to more feminine looks, a colorful embroidered top and floppy hat is just what you need. Vest: Matilda Muse, $46. Top: Matilda Muse, $42. Skirt: Matilda Muse, $50. Sandals: Von Maur, $150. Hat: Gordmans, $14.99.
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Columnists

Lauren M.G. Burt: Etiquette is more than which fork to use

Lauren M.G. Burt: Etiquette is more than which fork to useAs someone who once worked in the political arena, the upcoming election has prompted me to examine why etiquette — and civility — are more essential today than ever before.
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Music

Lefty's brings live music back to Drake area

Lefty's brings live music back to Drake areaFormer House of Bricks employees open new music venue
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Music

Meet the band: The Monday Mourners

Meet the band: The Monday MournersAlt. country band releasing first album
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Events

Best bets of the week: April 29-May 5

Best bets of the week: April 29-May 5What's there to do this week in Des Moines?
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Music

Top 4 shows: April 29-May 5

Top 4 shows: April 29-May 5Top 4 shows
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Life

You're not an Iowan until you have gathered at the river

You're not an Iowan until you have gathered at the riverThe state's 18,000 miles of streams are the natural survivors linking us to our past
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