Des Moines named "best city for business" in 2009
And neighboring Omaha takes third place. Any ranking of this type should be taken with a grain of salt, of course, but once in a while it's nice to get some good publicity. Neither city is out to set the fashion world on fire, but both are pretty good places for people who like to see the important things get done consistently and right.
Sticker price for a Metrodome replacement: $870 million
It's a huge amount of money to replace a facility that only lasted about three decades.
NOAA touts improvements in tsunami warnings since 2004
The five-year anniversary of the catastrophic south Asian tsunami is almost here, so it's a top-of-mind matter
Church takes billboard advertising to a whole different level