Daniel P. Finney, The Des Moines Register

Daniel P. Finney

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

#DSMstrong: Economic woes, pandemic closures and distribution troubles threaten comic book stores

The troubles of the COVID-19 pandemic weigh on Des Moines metro comic stores like an attack of the Legion of Doom. → Read More

An Iowa lesson in perseverance: Courthouse dome felled by tornado rises 2 years later

Raising new dome gives Marshall County residents lesson in perseverance → Read More

Who were the all-time greatest Iowa-born Major League Baseball players by position?

Iowa has produced seven Hall of Famers, but not all of them make the team in a 1 through 9 lineup → Read More

Jean Seberg: Iowa actress robbed of Cinderella story by FBI harassment

Jean Seberg won an 'American Idol'-like contest to become a movie star, only to have her philanthropy make her the target of an FBI smear campaign. Seberg died by 'probable suicide' in 1979 at age 40. → Read More

Des Moines police investigate triple homicide on southeast side

Police say there is no ongoing threat to the public as they investigate the triple homicide. → Read More

From advice to recipes, Iowa woman retires after 70-year career as one of nation’s longest-serving newspaper columnists

Her husband suggested she try out after seeing an ad in the Shenandoah paper. She got hired and never missed a week in 70 years. → Read More

MLB plan would cut Iowa minor league teams in Burlington, Clinton and Quad Cities

The move comes at a time when the Professional Baseball Agreement, a contract between MLB and minor league clubs, is set to expire after 2020 season → Read More

World Series: Iowa Hall of Famer Bob Feller pitched in his final Fall Classic 65 years ago

From the farm fields of Van Meter, Bob Feller became the teenage hero Iowa needed during the Great Depression. → Read More

Meet the Marine the world just learned helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima in World War II

Harold Keller never talked about his war experiences and never mentioned being in one of the most iconic images of World War II → Read More

Al Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232 and reluctant hero, dies 30 years after deadly crash in Iowa

Flight 232 pilot Al Haynes deflected the title "hero" and focused attention on the crew and unprecedented rescue coordination after the 1989 crash. → Read More

Al Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232 and reluctant hero, dies 30 years after deadly crash in Iowa

Al Haynes deflected the title "hero" and focused attention on the crew and the unprecedented coordination of rescue efforts on the ground → Read More

Cut millennials a break; they're just people, not the decline of civilization

Millennials are a punching bag in pop culture over stuff like participation trophies. What do they call the medals given to marathon finishers? → Read More

National Weather Service assesses damage from Tuesday tornadoes

The tornado near Lacona ripped metal buildings from their foundation and spread debris a quarter mile. → Read More

Field of Dreams: From outfield windows to camera angles, how MLB will create baseball magic in Iowa

Here's the details on how the temporary baseball stadium will come together near the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. → Read More

Female pedestrian, 82, hit and killed by driver, 80, in rural Epworth

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is withholding the names of the driver and the victim until Wednesday → Read More

Man who's pleaded guilty to killing Iowa State golfer writes letter of apology to Story County judge

'I want to show remorse for stropping a life from society,' writes Collin Richards, who pleaded guilty to stabbing Celia Barquin Arozamena to death → Read More

State Fair on pace for record attendance; forecast friendly to fairgoers for rest of week

Attendance has surpassed last year's record totals all but one day in the 2019 State Fair's first four days. → Read More

Authorities identify victim in Newton fatal mobile home fire

Officials say Katelyne Pratt was the lone occupant of the mobile home at the time of the fire, but a specific cause of death is under investigation → Read More

West Des Moines police ask public's help in finding suspects in string of burglaries

One suspect, Amanda Breckenridge, is alleged to use wigs to disguise herself when using stolen credit cards. → Read More

Understanding depression: The relentless nature of a mood disorder that affects millions

When we talk about mental health the way we would any other kind of health, we'll start to bring the illnesses into the sunlight → Read More