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I run into some pretty interesting things while putting together The Iowan that don’t make it into print. I thought I’d share some of them with you here each Friday morning.
If you don’t mind, I’ll also ask your opinions, advice, and suggestions from time to time about subjects and story ideas we’re considering. I’d love to get your feedback — leave a comment below, or email me at Either way, I look forward to hearing from you.
Happy Friday!

Dan Weeks

July 11, 2014

The yacht club overlooks a sprawling marina with dozens of docks and hundreds of boats. Launches ferry folks out to still more power yachts and blue water sloops moored in the basin. At least one of the boats was sailed here by its local owner — all the way from...

July 3, 2014

Every July 4th, my wife Randi and I like to head someplace new. Last year, we spent the holiday weekend in Charles City [“Surf Iowa,” July/August 2014]. I was wandering around with my camera at the citywide party in the town square that Saturday night when some folks said I...

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