1 week agoby urban_plains@elisej29 is one of our detail-oriented and creative senior editors. Maple Grove, Minnesota is home for her: “it’s duck duck grey duck, and I will defend that to the ends of the earth.” “I hope readers feel like they get a sense of what the Midwest is really like and learn more about interesting things happening here.” #UrbanPlains
2 weeks agoby urban_plainsThe history of the entire Midwest recounted in one tiny Iowan town: Walnut’s antique stores preserve even the lowest points of American history—and it’s all for sale. #urbanplains Link in bio @urban_plains
1 week agoby urban_plainsThis small town contains the stories of millions. Senior editor @wmuckian explored this town full of antiques. Read more in our bio! #UrbanPlains
2 weeks agoby urban_plainsService dogs are extremely important—owners who pretend their dogs are service animals pose multiple threats to real service dogs. Read more by reading the link in our bio. #UrbanPlains
4 hours agoby urban_plains@brettrosengren is our fun art director. He calls Logan, Iowa home: “50% of the vehicles in Logan are riding lawnmowers.” “I’m hoping that people learn that the Midwest has a lot more to offer than just being a handful of flyover states.” #UrbanPlains
5 days agoby urban_plains@wmuckian is our other super cool senior editor. He’s from St. Charles, Illinois: “I spent 30% of a conversation trying to list cities near my hometown that aren’t Chicago.” Will’s favorite part of #UrbanPlains is “driving to the middle of nowhere to talk to people who are excited to hear their stories are gonna be on the internet.”
5 days agoby urban_plainsUnderground lies a missile base shelter that could be used in cases of extreme emergency. For now, its owners are renting it out on Airbnb. Read more about @samanthaohlson and @elisej29 ’s journey to find out more about disaster resistance. Link in bio. #UrbanPlains
Urban Plains is a student magazine publication at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The magazine is created and published by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication multimedia capstone.