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ICYMI: Ed Sheeran, everyone's favorite red-headed British man (not named Ron Weasley), is headed to Des Moines this summer for a show at Wells Fargo Arena. Set for June 30, tickets to the show go on sale March 17. Head over to the Juice story to get full details on the concert announcement. And, now, for your morning slice of Des Moines news ... 

GOAT. 

The Drake University Beautiful Bulldog contest is happening again next month and the university revealed earlier this week that a record number of bulldogs have already entered the contest. How many? Thirty-eight dogs from 13 states, so far. But, really, words don't do this news justice. Read the Juice story to see a handful of photos from dogs already entered.

Sandwich me, please. 

Here's how the hierarchy of lunch food should work: There are sandwiches ... and then there's everything else. But which one is best? This Juice article breaks down five must-try skywalk sandwiches for the next time you decide to leave the office for lunch. Spoiler: Each one looks fantastic.

Happy hour highlight: 

  • The second round of the Des Moines Register and Iowa Taproom Beer Brackets is underway! Find out which 32 beers remain here and cast your vote now

Do NOT stay inside this weekend ... 

  • Thursday: Bluesman Joe Bonamassa brings his world-class show to the Des Moines Civic Center. More information at desmoinesperformingarts.org.  
  • Friday: The progressively heavy Iowa act Druids returns to the Vaudeville Mews stage. More information at vaudevillemews.com
  • Saturday: Des Moines' own swinging pop outfit The Maytags returns to the Wooly's stage. More information at woolysdm.com
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