Robin Opsahl, The Des Moines Register

Robin Opsahl

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Robin:

Cities around Iowa erupt in protests over death of George Floyd in Minneapolis: 'We’re trying to be heard'

Around the state of Iowa, people are gathering in solidarity with Minneapolis protesters over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody. → Read More

Dragon Slayer: Fans wonder what will replace The Dragon at Adventureland

For now, Adventureland is only dropping hints about a new attraction. → Read More

Adventureland hints at new attraction coming in 2021

The picture of a dragon and knight were posted to Adventureland's social media on Sunday night. Many speculate it means a new ride is on the way. → Read More

Iowa churches try to find ‘balance’ in returning to normal service, keeping churchgoers safe from COVID-19

May 3 was the first Sunday since the novel coronavirus shut down Iowa that churches were allowed to hold in-person services. While many churches still decided to do sermons remotely, others are trying to slowly return to normal. → Read More

Cuties on duty: Future police dogs a welcome distraction in Altoona

The four pups are social media stars, and Zeke and Duke even have their own Twitter accounts. → Read More

New Altoona restaurant Brick & Ivy opens amid coronavirus restrictions

The two owners planned to open Brick & Ivy this month and welcome guests inside. What they couldn't have planned for was the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

One dead after tractor-trailer crash in Clayton County

The crash between the tractor-trailers closed the highway after milk and vehicle batteries spilled. → Read More

For some, it's one and out on Monday. Others have a list. Welcome to second choices in the Iowa caucuses.

Some Iowans have back-up plans if candidate doesn't reach viability caucus night. Others say it's their candidate or bust. → Read More

How do you rank Andrew Yang, cards at his Iowa events ask. What about now?

At every Iowa event, organizers hand out cards asking how attendees ranked Andrew Yang — first through fifth choice for caucus support — before and after seeing him speak. The card strategy appears to be unique to Yang's campaign. → Read More

Andrew Yang, in Iowa, says federal government can do more to help women, victims of sexual assault

Government can provide more resources to women who come forward about sexual assault and should help men have healthier views of women, Yang said. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren said she doesn't have 'anything else to say' on dispute with Bernie Sanders

"I have already commented on this and I do not have any additional comments," Warren said. "I am here to talk about why I am running for president, I assume that's what everyone else is doing who is in the Democratic race." → Read More

Lara Trump stumps for President Donald Trump, criticizes 2020 Democratic contenders in Iowa

Lara Trump held a "women for Trump" panel in Des Moines — and the crowd stuck around for her Fox News interview at the venue afterwards. → Read More

Democratic debate night: Your guide to what's at stake, how to watch

Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's debate: → Read More

How to watch the Des Moines debate and more: Your guide to the last debate before Caucus Day

Watch the Democratic presidential debate here and learn everything you need to know about the candidates competing for Iowans' votes Tuesday. → Read More

We ordered from 10 top delivery pizza places in Des Moines to tell you what's worth your money

Des Moines has a lot of delicious pizza options, but which ones are the best for delivery? We ordered from 10 restaurants to find out. → Read More

Restaurant, Orange City Pride face online backlash for organizing 'Pride Brunch' in Sioux Center

Supporters of Sioux County Conservatives called 4 Brothers, a restaurant hosting Orange City Pride, to express their displeasure with the 'pride brunch' event. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Steve King takes to Twitter to respond to Republican, Democratic criticism over his rape, incest comments

Rep. Steve King posted nine tweets Thursday night responding to politicians and media who commented on the Iowa Republican's remarks on rape and incest. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'

King said some conservatives told him he would get more support on abortion legislation if he allowed certain exemptions. He did not agree to the caveats. → Read More

Tulsi Gabbard: National security background is a prerequisite to be president

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said a president doesn't need to have a military background. But U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris still "lacks that national security background" needed. → Read More

Gun policy activists organize Des Moines forum following mass shootings; Democratic presidential candidates will attend

Eleven candidates have agreed to talk to activists in Iowa about their plans to curb gun violence, a week after two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. → Read More