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Des Moines Makes The List

The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park plays host to the Des Moines Arts Festival. (Dsmspence/Wikimedia Commons)
The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park plays host to the Des Moines Arts Festival. (Dsmspence/Wikimedia Commons)

It seems like every time you log onto Facebook someone has shared a link to one of those lists that rank cities in categories. “The 10 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals” or “America’s Best Cities for Barbecue.” Why are these lists so popular? And more importantly, what’s their impact? Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah Boden went in search of answers.

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