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Foggy flat Iowa landscape. Hours of this. (at farmland)

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Chilly and grey in Iowa this morning. #amtrak #californiazephyr.

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Two College Students Built This Tiny House for Under $500

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It took two college students about 500 hours to build this small, sustainable home in Iowa. File this under inspirational undertakings. They used whatever found materials they could put their hands on, enlisted the help of one handy father, and bought as little as possible in the process.

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Artisan Stone and Tile Fireplace

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These photos come from Lindsay Miller at our Des Moines, Iowa location. She worked with Artisan Stone and Tile to create this fireplace using the Belgrade stone facing: BEFORE: AFTER: Looks great, thanks Lindsay

Before & After: A Kitchen Returns to its Retro Roots — Retro Renovation

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It was a little different for Fairfield, Iowa homeowners Lauren and Dennis. In most of the renovations we feature here on Apartment Therapy, the homeowners are hoping for a more modern look.

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EJ Welch Hosts ARDEX Demo Day in Davenport, IA!

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Hey Davenport, Iowa installers! Davenport Iowa. Welch Company is hosting an ARDEX extravaganza Wednesday, January 25 from 2-6 pm. Be sure to stop by! ARDEX leveling and tiling products and the ARDEX team there to answer questions/conduct demos. See you there! EJ Welch Company.

Meet Lil Blue, The Tiny House Parked on a Farm in Iowa — House Call

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Location: Elkhart, Iowa. Name: Sarah and her husband. The basics: 2 years, owned | 160 square feet. Sarah harbored tiny house fantasies. She and her husband turned her dreams into reality. The pair set up shop in an adorable tiny home, finding cute ways to maximize space at every turn. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

The Weitz Company Awarded Contract to Build Iowa Events Center Hotel

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The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, is proud to announce it has been awarded the contract to build the $101 million Iowa Events Center Hotel at Fifth Avenue and Park Street

Things Get Pinteresting: Inspiration for Rebekah & Graeme's Kitchen Remodel — Renovation Diary

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Location: Chautauqua Park, Des Moines, Iowa. (Image credit: One Kings Lane). Name: Graeme & Rebekah Molloy. Type of Project: Kitchen Remodel. Type of building: 1920 Tudor.

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EdR, River Caddis Start Construction on Community Pedestrian at Iowa State University

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EdR (NYSE: EDR), one of the nation's largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality collegiate housing communities, today announced it has started construction on a community pedestrian

Vote Now: Today's Contest Entries — Entries from Thursday May 21

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950 square feet in Iowa: Elena's Creative Small Space. Lacy's Renovated RV. Pin it. Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next round.

Engineers at Iowa State Test Taller Precast Concrete Wind Turbine Towers

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Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine tower, simulating the heavy, twisting loads that towers have to withstand

Summit Materials Acquires Davenport, Iowa Cement Plant and Seven Distribution Terminals from Lafarge North America

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Summit Materials, Inc. “Summit” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated construction materials company, today announced that it has completed its previously

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions Reaches Financial Close on $34.5M University of Iowa Student Housing Development Project

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Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a leading developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market, announced today it has reached financial close on a $34.5M student

New University of Iowa Building Meets Challenges with Foam-Control Plus+ EPS Insulation

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Just one year ago, ACH Foam Technologies changed the insulation industry by releasing Foam-Control® Plus+®, an architectural grade expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. With a range of high

Before & After: A $7 Vintage Chair Finally Blooms

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Stef stumbled on this $7 chair in a thrift store in Iowa while visiting her little brother in grad school. As a resident of California, she didn''t quite know how she was going to get it back home, but for $7, she''d find a way (thankfully her frequent traveling mom helped out).

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How to Create a Valentine’s Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Image via: Iowa Girl Eats. When we think of a romantic dinner the highlight has to be the dessert. An ideal dessert for closing a Valentine’s Day menu is this strawberry shortcake recipe, since it is light and fluffy and we must admit using strawberries brings any cake to the next level.

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The "Add a Little Color" Dining Room Makeover — Makeovers: Decorating Project

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Location: Des Moines, Iowa. Project by: Kate. My husband and I moved into our little house in Des Moines (in a historic area called Beaverdale, full of houses from the ''30s) in July, and were very excited to start bringing some personality into the place!

Meredith Media Presentation!

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Kevin and I just returned from a trip to Meredith Media Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. Good morning! For those of you not familiar with the Meredith, it publishes a wide variety of magazines including Traditional Home, Better homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.to

Our Meredith Media Presentation

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Kevin and I just returned from a trip to Meredith Media Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. Good morning! For those of you not familiar with the Meredith, it publishes a wide variety of magazines including Traditional Home, Better homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.to

Garden Video from Crossville

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Available exclusively in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota from Kate-Lo Tile & Stone. Garden from Crossville is a porcelain tile collection created specifically for outdoor vertical and horizontal applications. This isn’t your garden variety stone look line.

Hurry Up and Wait: Rebekah & Graeme's Kitchen Remodel Continues — Renovation Diary

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Location: Chautauqua Park, Des Moines, Iowa. (Image credit: Rebekah & Graeme). Name: Graeme & Rebekah Molloy. Type of Project: Kitchen Remodel. Type of building: 1920 Tudor.

Before & After: "Elsie" The Trailer Gets Road Ready

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They met 'Craigslist Ray' in a parking lot in Stuart, Iowa, where they purchased the trailer — soon to be known as Elsie — for $1,300. Pin it. After growing weary of their home state of Nebraska, Carson and Mel needed a change.

Fourth of July Dessert: Blueberry Crumble Recipe

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Image Via: Iowa Girl Eats. Are you ready for the 4th of July this year with your delectable desserts? Crumbles are the ideal dessert for entertaining.

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An Author & Artist's "Modern Adult Meets Fun Child" Brooklyn Reno — House Call

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I originally hail from Iowa and moved to NYC for grad school 10 years ago. I enjoy a good slice of pizza, but will gladly dip it in Ranch, like a true Iowa boy. Name: Rajiv Fernandez. Location: Brooklyn, New York. Size: 540 square feet. Years lived in: 3 years.

Easy Meal: Chili Pasta Skillet Recipe

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Image via: Iowa Girl Eats. There are days you just need some good comfort food and you need it right there and then.

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NSF Grant Supports Simulator Studies of Tornado Winds and Impacts on Buildings

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The Iowa State University Tornado Simulator kicked up a thick and slowly spinning funnel cloud over a model of a small town, overwhelming the miniature streets, buildings and homes.

Knife River Receives $63.4 Million Contract to Reconstruct Portion of Interstate 29

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million contract to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 29 in Sioux City, Iowa. Knife River Corp., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc., has been awarded a $63.4 This is the largest contract Knife

Vote Now: Today's Contest Entries — Entries from Monday May 18

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760 square feet in Iowa: Jessica's Turn of the Century Charm. Alexandra's Light-Flooded Abode. Pin it. Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next round.

Renewable Energy Group Upgrades Mason City Biorefinery

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celebrated Thursday the completion of upgrades to its 30-million gallon biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce biodiesel from a wide variety of Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Easy Summer Recipe: Corn and Tomato Pasta

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Image Via: Iowa Girl Eats. Summers are just too fiercely hot for someone to toss up dishes that require a lot of prep work and effort. The ladies and for that matter even the guys want easy summer recipes that can be prepared in minimum time and yield maximum health, nutrition and taste.

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Marble Institute of America Launches Midwest Chapter

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The goal of the chapter will be to increase educational offerings and networking opportunities to stone professionals in the region (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). The Marble Institute of America has announced the Midwest Stone Fabricators Association (MWSFA) will become the MIA Midwest Chapter.

Study Reveals The Best (and Worst) States for First-Time Homebuyers

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If you're looking to buy your first home in Iowa, you're in luck—according to a new study from Bankrate , it's the easiest state for first-time homebuyers, followed closely by Utah and Minnesota. READ MORE ». Buying. Real Estate. First Time Home Buyers

Mary's Skywalk Studio — Small Cool

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Located just two minutes via skywalk from my high rise office building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, my studio apartment is located in the historic Fleming Building with a quirky mix of modern and historical features. Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Mary. Location: Des Moines, IA.

Vote Now: Today's Small Cool Entries — Entries from May 26

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470 square feet in Iowa: Mary's Skywalk Studio. Megan's Chic Converted Garage. Pin it. Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next round.

The Finalists ? LoaA 2014 Playhouse Design Competition

Life of an Architect

Designer : Natalie Carran – Iowa, USA Bio : I practice in a small service based firm and am looking to have a little fun designing this playhouse for cats… I mean children…children. about me Lets Work Together Frequently Asked Questions Do you want to be an Architect?

New Reno Series! Get to Know Graeme, Rebekah & Their Kitchen Project — Renovation Diary

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Location: Chautauqua Park, Des Moines, Iowa. This time around we head to Iowa to follow Graeme & Rebekah as they renovate their outdated kitchen. (Image credit: Graeme + Rebekah Molloy ). Name: Graeme & Rebekah Molloy. Type of Project: Kitchen Remodel.

New Midwest Chapter Kicks Off with Two Great Events

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We look forward to working with the Midwest Chapter Steering Committee to provide quality events for stone professionals in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Manitoba.” GK Naquin of Stone Interiors facilitates a discussion with Midwest stone fabricators regarding the importance of facility planning. Minnesota Stone Summit attendees take part in discussions regarding industry standards and industry safety.