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WHO TV — At the Iowa Statehouse on Tuesday, the group 1000 Friends of Iowa presented the 2017 Best Development Awards. “1000 Friends is the only statewide organization that’s focused on land use,” said Board President Laura Belen. “One reason I’ve stayed involved with the organization...

DES MOINES REGISTER — The Tea Room is back. More than three years after a fire nearly destroyed the iconic downtown Des Moines restaurant, the former Younkers Tea Room has a new look and a new mission. Once a ballroom and lunch venue known for its rarebit burgers, chicken...

1000 FRIENDS OF IOWA — 1000 Friends of Iowa proudly announces ten recipients as its Best Development Award winners of 2016. Five independent jurors from across the state selected projects that implement the efficient use of our resources to develop sustainable communities that provide a high...