Rolling Smoke Barbeque: The metro's latest culinary contenderRolling Smoke Barbeque: The metro's latest culinary contenderWith Alabama roots and award-winning smoked meats, you can't go wrong at this Pleasant Hill spot.
- Kyle Munson
From the archives: Iowa mourns death of complicated hero from iconic photoFrom the archives: Iowa mourns death of complicated hero from iconic photoHe never was comfortable with being called a hero, even as his brave act was seen around the world.
Iowa family raises rare breed of sheep for woolIowa family raises rare breed of sheep for woolWool produced by rare breed of sheep is prized by fiber artists for its softness.
- Courtney Crowder
Arlette Hollister was devoted to blue-ribbon bakersArlette Hollister was devoted to blue-ribbon bakersIn her 30-year tenure, Arlette Hollister grew the Iowa State Fair food contest to from humdrum to the pinnacle of culinary competitions nationwide.
A West Des Moines restaurant is serving Iowa favoritesA West Des Moines restaurant is serving Iowa favoritesA new restaurant at Jordan Creek Town Center mall is serving Midwestern classics
Iowa high school student advances on 'American Idol'Iowa high school student advances on 'American Idol'Fans of ABC's "American Idol" will see one of Iowa's own on the singing competition series in Hollywood starting Sunday.
Slipknot talks new album, Iowa State Fair showSlipknot talks new album, Iowa State Fair showSlipknot frontman Corey Taylor discusses depression, the band's new single and an upcoming show at the Iowa State Fair.
I.C. student joins American Idol raceI.C. student joins American Idol raceFans of ABC's "American Idol" will see one of Iowa City's own on the singing competition series in Hollywood starting Sunday.
Des Moines should vote 'yes' on local sales taxDes Moines should vote 'yes' on local sales taxAs nearly every other Iowa community already has done, Des Moines should raise sales tax by 1 cent on the dollar to fairly fund basic services.
Chainsmokers to play Iowa State Fair GrandstandChainsmokers to play Iowa State Fair GrandstandThe Chainsmokers join a lineup featuring Slipknot, Luke Bryan, Hootie and the Blowfish and more.
Slipknot to celebrate new album at Iowa State FairSlipknot to celebrate new album at Iowa State FairSlipknot plans to release its to-be-titled sixth album the day before appearing at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.
Iowa artist releases stirring Fleetwood Mac coverIowa artist releases stirring Fleetwood Mac coverHear the stirring rendition of Stevie Nicks-led "Dreams" now.
The story behind Iowa's taste for chili and cinnamon rollsThe story behind Iowa's taste for chili and cinnamon rollsWhat's the deal with this uniquely Iowan pairing?
Is Slipknot teasing a new album title?Is Slipknot teasing a new album title?Iowa's biggest band took to social media to tease fans with ... something.
Maddie Poppe debuts new single on 'GMA'Maddie Poppe debuts new single on 'GMA'Poppe took to "Good Morning America" to perform her newest track, “Little Things."
Two concerts added to Iowa State Fair GrandstandTwo concerts added to Iowa State Fair GrandstandCountry and classic rock lead to the latest addition to the Iowa State Fair.
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Iowa State Fair vendors ordered to take credit cards by 2020Iowa State Fair vendors ordered to take credit cards by 2020The fair informed vendors that they will be required to use Clover cash registers starting next year that accept credit and debit payments.
Pentatonix returning to the Iowa State FairPentatonix returning to the Iowa State FairPentatonix last appeared at the Iowa State Fair in 2017.
Six benefits of a Register digital subscriptionSix benefits of a Register digital subscriptionBe one of the first to learn about Des Moines and Iowa breaking news with alerts, flip through a digital replica of the Register, and more.
'Idol' winner Maddie Poppe debuts soulful single'Idol' winner Maddie Poppe debuts soulful singleListen to "First Aid Kit," the new single from "American Idol" winner Maddie Poppe.
Zac Brown Band headed to Iowa State FairZac Brown Band headed to Iowa State FairIowa State Fair officials unveiled Friday the latest edition to the 2019 Grandstand lineup.
Ringo Starr returns to Iowa this summerRingo Starr returns to Iowa this summerThe famed Beatles drummer plays western Iowa in August.
Win tickets to the Hairball concert!Win tickets to the Hairball concert!Win 4 tickets to the Hairball featuring Kat Perkins at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
Bill Riley Jr. to join Iowa's rock hall of fameBill Riley Jr. to join Iowa's rock hall of fameWere you one of the thousands of Iowans to compete in the Bill Riley Talent Search?
Pella's Ridge McGinley wins the 2017 Bill Riley Talent SearchPella's Ridge McGinley wins the 2017 Bill Riley Talent SearchRidge McGinley, 18, of Pella was named champion of the 2018 Iowa State Fair Bill Riley Talent Search.
Luke Bryan to play Iowa State FairLuke Bryan to play Iowa State Fair"Play It Again" star Luke Bryan plays the Iowa State Fair Grandstand in 2019.
- From The Editor
Memorable stories: 7 retiring Register colleagues recall career highlightsMemorable stories: 7 retiring Register colleagues recall career highlightsSeven retiring staffers represent a collective 195 years of work at the Des Moines Register. They recall some memorable times from their careers.
Register photographer Rodney White shares his favorite photos from 2018Register photographer Rodney White shares his favorite photos from 2018See pictures from Rodney White's final year at the Register.
Iowa's biggest entertainment stories of 2018Iowa's biggest entertainment stories of 2018Hinterland Music Festival, 'Hamilton,' and an Iowa-raised Aquaman lead this year's biggest entertainment headlines.