Kyle Munson, The Des Moines Register

Kyle Munson

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Kyle:

The Register's Iowa Columnist says goodbye: 'This journalism job 'for Iowans, about Iowans' has been a blast'

Kyle Munson looks back at 24 years at the Register, the last eight as Iowa columnist. → Read More

8 years and 99 counties: Kyle Munson picks some of his favorite Iowa columns

The fourth Iowa columnist since World War II roamed the 99 counties and wandered as far as China. → Read More

'Vegetable questions' and corny fun: The iconic Iowa Poll turns 75

Seventy-five years of scientific polling leaves a long trail of lettuce, plastic deer and Iowans in hell. → Read More

This Iowa family is the face of U.S. farming in China. Now they're in the middle of a trade war, too.

Iowa's Kimberleys, symbols of U.S.-China agricultural cooperation during the Xi Jinping presidency, also would feel the squeeze of soybean tariffs. → Read More

RIP to Iowa's iconic bartender, 106-year-old Ray Nauroth of the Gold Slipper

Born before World War I and the Titanic, Ray Nauroth mixed grasshoppers and pink squirrels in western Iowa until well into the 21st century. → Read More

Relatives hold funeral for Iowa family found dead in Mexico as questions remain

The funeral for the Sharp family is Saturday. Meanwhile, relatives wantsanswers as to why they Iowa family was found dead in a Mexican resort. → Read More

Relatives hold funeral for Iowa family found dead in Mexico as questions remain

The funeral for the Sharp family is Saturday. Meanwhile, relatives wantsanswers as to why they Iowa family was found dead in a Mexican resort. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort

Relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

'Half my family is gone': Mom mourns vacationing Iowa family found dead in Mexico condo

Amy Sharp's mom, Beth Fry, and other relatives speak about the shock and grief of the sudden death of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp. → Read More

Iowa family reported missing found dead in Mexico condominium

The family of four from Creston, Iowa, traveled to Tulum, Mexico, on March 15 — the last time they were heard from. They were to return March 21. → Read More

Iowa family reported missing found dead in Mexico condominium

The family of four from Creston, Iowa, traveled to Tulum, Mexico, on March 15 — the last time they were heard from. They were to return March 21. → Read More

Iowa family reported missing found dead in Mexico condominium

Kevin and Amy Sharp of Creston were found dead with their children in Mexico, relatives said. The family was visiting Tulum and hadn't been heard from since they first arrived. → Read More

Iowa's 'weather librarian' retires after a 30-year rain (I mean 'reign')

Doppler size never mattered to Harry Hillaker. Iowa's second state climatologist in history only wants accurate weather data for the ages. → Read More

'We're not just playing bingo.' Des Moines grandmas to march in solidarity with Parkland students over guns

NRA, eat your heart out. These women are armed with earned grit and wisdom. → Read More

Bill Dix's kiss at Waveland Tap is the most notorious Iowa political bar scandal since the Mingo bachelor party

One smooch between lawmaker and lobbyist has nothing on what took place among two-dozen lawmakers in 1986 in a small-town bar called the Back Forty. → Read More