Robin Opsahl, The Des Moines Register

Robin Opsahl

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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  • The Des Moines Register
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  • IC Press-Citizen
  • The Hawk Eye
  • argusleader
  • St. Cloud Times
  • Roll Call
  • Daily Northwestern
  • The Sacramento Bee

Past articles by Robin:

In her last year to enter, longtime competitor Lily Gast wins Bill Riley Talent Search grand prize

Gast, from Cedar Falls, won with her performance of "Don't Rain on my Parade". For winning first place, she received a trophy and $10,000. → Read More

In her last year to enter, longtime competitor Lily Gast wins Bill Riley Talent Search grand prize

Gast, from Cedar Falls, won with her performance of "Don't Rain on my Parade". For winning first place, she received a trophy and $10,000. → Read More

In her last year to enter, longtime competitor Lily Gast wins Bill Riley Talent Search grand prize

Gast, from Cedar Falls, won with her performance of "Don't Rain on my Parade". For winning first place, she received a trophy and $10,000. → Read More

New Iowa State Fair program — Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time — is a fun way for kids to learn farm chores

The new Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time program teaches families how to care for animals on a farm, with the added bonus of petting baby animals. → Read More

New Iowa State Fair program — Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time — is a fun way for kids to learn farm chores

The new Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time program teaches families how to care for animals on a farm, with the added bonus of petting baby animals. → Read More

Little Bill, Bigshot and Irish Cowboy: Meet the biggest bull, ram and boar at the 2021 Iowa State Fair

The three winners get their own pens and are on display through the end of the fair Aug. 22. → Read More

Iowa State Fair guests drop cash onto the Grand Concourse from Sky Glider

Two men riding the fair's Sky Glider dropped $1 and $2 bills to fairgoers on the Grand Concourse. → Read More

25-year-old driver found dead after car crash that resulted in fire

The vehicle reportedly hit a telephone pole, rolled to a stop in a yard and ignited on fire. → Read More

Celebrities, athletes come to Field of Dreams for New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox game

There will be 8,000 people in the stands at the Dyerville MLB game tonight: and in the ranks watching the game are actors, athletes and more. → Read More

John Stamos of 'Full House' fame to join Beach Boys for Iowa State Fair concert

The Beach Boys' concert at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand will feature both John Stamos and the band Hanson. → Read More

John Stamos of 'Full House' fame to join Beach Boys for Iowa State Fair concert

The Beach Boys' concert at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand will feature both John Stamos and the band Hanson. → Read More

John Stamos of 'Full House' fame to join Beach Boys for Iowa State Fair concert

The Beach Boys' concert at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand will feature both John Stamos and the band Hanson. → Read More

Jason Momoa calls New York Times question on Khal Drogo 'icky,' talks 'Dune' and 'Aquaman'

The 42-year-old actor was asked if he 'regretted' playing the role of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, and said he was 'bummed' by the question. → Read More

Air quality in several Iowa towns considered unhealthy Friday due to wildfire smoke

Emmetsburg, Council Bluffs, Stanton and Keosauqua are all in the "unhealthy" range on the Air Quality Index in Iowa Friday morning. → Read More

Air quality in several Iowa towns considered unhealthy Friday due to wildfire smoke

Emmetsburg, Council Bluffs, Stanton and Keosauqua are all in the "unhealthy" range on the Air Quality Index in Iowa Friday morning. → Read More

Air quality in several Iowa towns considered unhealthy Friday due to wildfire smoke

Emmetsburg, Council Bluffs, Stanton and Keosauqua are all in the "unhealthy" range on the Air Quality Index in Iowa Friday morning. → Read More

Air quality in several Iowa towns considered unhealthy Friday due to wildfire smoke

Emmetsburg, Council Bluffs, Stanton and Keosauqua are all in the "unhealthy" range on the Air Quality Index in Iowa Friday morning. → Read More

Chick-Fil-A catering glitch results in 220 sandwiches donated to Urbandale Food Pantry

An error in the catering system at a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant caused employees to make 220 chicken sandwiches, which were all donated. → Read More

Whatever Day 4 brings, RAGBRAI riders say Day 1's long, hot, dry ride will be hard to top

The Wednesday 'feel-like' temperature in destination Waterloo could top 105 degrees. → Read More

As RAGBRAI starts Day 2, National Weather Service warns of heat ahead

The high in Waterloo, Wednesday's overnight town along the 2021 RAGBRAI route, is expected to reach the upper 90s. → Read More