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Updated 14 hours ago - Axios Des Moines

Iowa lawmakers kick off political soccer scuffle in Des Moines

This proposed 6,300-seat stadium near 15th and MLK is part of Krause Group's plans to bring professional soccer to DSM. Rendering courtesy of City of Des Moines

Iowa lawmakers this week reworked a line item in a budget bill (see page 18) so that a $1.5 million fund can be used for "professional sporting events."

Why it matters: Democrats contend the money is an earmark for the only sports lobbyists registered in support of the bill: Krause Group.

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17 hours ago - Axios Des Moines

How to score morel mushrooms during Iowa's picking season

A wild morel mushroom grows in Littleton, Colorado. Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Iowa's coveted lil' fungi friends are ripe for the picking right now, if you're observant enough to find them.

What's happening: Morel mushrooms are popping up across central Iowa, but the state's recent cold snap will make hunting them more difficult, said Steve Roberts, head of the popular Facebook page, Iowa Morel Report.

17 hours ago - Axios Des Moines

Des Moines' Indianola Avenue reconstruction is finally getting finished

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Reproduced from City of Des Moines; Map: Axios Visuals

The final phase of DSM’s Indianola Avenue reconstruction will launch next year.

Why it matters: The roadway is important for future development, especially on the city’s southeast side near Easter Lake and Carlisle.

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