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      7 days ago by urban_plains Your favorite podcasts hosts are back for a second Hold Up episode. Listen in this week as hosts  @mitchellkedzior  and  @jessiespangler  talk with T.J. Juskiewicz about  @ragbrai  and his unique experience of small town Iowa. Link in bio  #UrbanPlains 
    • brettrosengren is our fun art director He calls Logan Iowa
      4 hours ago by 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 
    • Underground lies a missile base shelter that could be used
      5 days ago by urban_plains Underground 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 
    • The stories of those who chose to ride the rails
      6 days ago by urban_plains The stories of those who chose to ride the rails are preserved in the  @hobomuseum  in Britt, Iowa. Learn more about the rich history of hobos by watching a video by marketing director  @mitchellkedzior  (link in bio).  #UrbanPlains 
    • The history of the entire Midwest recounted in one tiny
      2 weeks ago by urban_plains The 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 
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      1 week ago by 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 
    • This small town contains the stories of millions Senior editor
      1 week ago by urban_plains This small town contains the stories of millions. Senior editor  @wmuckian  explored this town full of antiques. Read more in our bio!  #UrbanPlains 
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      5 days ago by 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.”
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      2 weeks ago by urban_plains Service 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 
    • Staff members samanthaohlson and elisej29 explored this underground missile silo
      5 days ago by urban_plains Staff members  @samanthaohlson  and  @elisej29  explored this underground missile silo and learned more about the importance of being prepared for the worst. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.  #UrbanPlains 
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