Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa.wikipedia
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Meredith Corporation

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The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Iowa

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa.
Its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines.

List of largest Iowa cities by population

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa.

Polk County, Iowa

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It is also the county seat of Polk County. The Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of five central Iowa counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison.
The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa.

Warren County, Iowa

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A small part of the city extends into Warren County. The Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of five central Iowa counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison.
Warren County is included in the Des Moines–West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

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Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer have large operations in or near the metropolitan area.
The company also operates regional headquarters in Des Moines, IA; San Antonio, TX; Gainesville, FL; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA, and Westerville, OH.

Des Moines River

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It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks".
The largest river flowing across the state of Iowa, it rises in southern Minnesota and flows across Iowa from northwest to southeast, passing from the glaciated plains into the unglaciated hills near the capital city of Des Moines, named after the river, in the center of the state.

Principal Financial Group

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The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Iowa's tallest building, Principal Financial Group's 45-story tower at 801 Grand was built in 1991, and the 19-story EMC Insurance Building was erected in 1997.
The Principal Financial Group is a global financial investment management and insurance company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Des Moines metropolitan area

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The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 89th in terms of population in the United States with 634,725 residents according to the 2016 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. The Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of five central Iowa counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison.
Two additional counties, Boone and Story, are part of the Des Moines–Ames–West Des Moines Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

Downtown Des Moines

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Several prehistoric occupation areas have been identified by archeologists in downtown Des Moines.
Downtown Des Moines is the central business district of Des Moines, Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area.

Civic Center Historic District (Des Moines, Iowa)

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They form the Civic Center Historic District.
The Civic Center Historic District is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Public Library of Des Moines

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The former Des Moines Public Library building (now the home of the World Food Prize); the United States central Post Office, built by the federal government (now the Polk County Administrative Building, with a newer addition); and the City Hall are surviving examples of the 1900–1910 buildings.
The Des Moines Public Library is a historic building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States that was built in 1903.

Des Moines City Hall

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The former Des Moines Public Library building (now the home of the World Food Prize); the United States central Post Office, built by the federal government (now the Polk County Administrative Building, with a newer addition); and the City Hall are surviving examples of the 1900–1910 buildings.
The Des Moines City Hall in Des Moines, Iowa, United States was built in 1909-1910.

Iowa Events Center

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Also constructed were the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (1979), a large city botanical garden/greenhouse on the east side of the river; the Polk County Convention Complex (1985), and the State of Iowa Historical Museum (1987).
The Iowa Events Center is a public events complex located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

United States Post Office (Des Moines, Iowa)

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The former Des Moines Public Library building (now the home of the World Food Prize); the United States central Post Office, built by the federal government (now the Polk County Administrative Building, with a newer addition); and the City Hall are surviving examples of the 1900–1910 buildings.
The United States Post Office is an historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Iowa City, Iowa

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On September 22, 1851, Des Moines was incorporated as a city; the charter was approved by voters on October 18. In 1857, the name "Fort Des Moines" was shortened to "Des Moines", and it was designated as the second state capital, previously at Iowa City.
The capitol building was completed in 1842, and the last four territorial legislatures and the first six Iowa General Assemblies met there until 1857, when the state capital was moved to Des Moines.

801 Grand

Iowa's tallest building, Principal Financial Group's 45-story tower at 801 Grand was built in 1991, and the 19-story EMC Insurance Building was erected in 1997.
801 Grand, also known as the Principal Building, is a 45 story skyscraper in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Altoona, Iowa

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Des Moines' suburban communities include Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.
Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States, and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

World Food Prize

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The former Des Moines Public Library building (now the home of the World Food Prize); the United States central Post Office, built by the federal government (now the Polk County Administrative Building, with a newer addition); and the City Hall are surviving examples of the 1900–1910 buildings.
Laureates are honored and officially awarded their prize in Des Moines, Iowa, in a televised award ceremony held in the House Chamber of the Iowa State Capitol.

Palace Site

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Discovered in December 2010, the "Palace" is an expansive, 7,000-year-old site found during excavations prior to construction of the new wastewater treatment plant in southeastern Des Moines.
The Palace Site is a ca. 7,000-year-old archeological site in Des Moines, Iowa with evidence for some of the oldest houses west of the Mississippi valley and the oldest human burial in Iowa.

DuPont Pioneer

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Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer have large operations in or near the metropolitan area.
In 1926, farm journal editor and future U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, along with a group of Des Moines, Iowa businessmen, founded the "Hi-Bred Corn Company".

Madison County, Iowa

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The Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of five central Iowa counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison.
Madison County is included in the Des Moines–West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ankeny, Iowa

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Des Moines' suburban communities include Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.
Ankeny is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Saylorville Lake

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The Des Moines river is controlled upstream by Saylorville Reservoir.
It is located 11 mi upstream from the city of Des Moines, and 214 mi from the mouth of the Des Moines River at the Mississippi River.

Jasper County, Iowa

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The Des Moines-Newton-Pella Combined Statistical Area consists of those four counties plus Jasper and Marion Counties; the 2000 census population of this area was 550,659, and the estimated 2009 population was 631,805.
Jasper County comprises the Newton, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.