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Rachel In Search Of: The Perfect Reuben

Urban Plains’ reporter Rachel James goes on a quest for the best reuben in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch her journey as she explores five of the top places, eats a lot of corned beef, and maybe finds the perfect reuben sandwich.
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“Dead” Moines: How We Got Here

Des Moines isn’t your typical Midwest music scene. Sure, it’s right on the crosshairs of Interstates 80 and 35, connecting culture hubs like Chicago or Minneapolis with modest scenes like Omaha and Kansas City. But despite it’s prime location, live music in Des Moines has historically been behind the curve.