Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register

Brianne Pfannenstiel

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Brianne:

Iowa officials won't disclose coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants unless media asks

It is the state of Iowa's policy to publicly confirm coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants or other businesses only when asked by reporters. → Read More

Where coronavirus isn't: What's kept cases officially at zero in these 200 counties?

Limited testing may create undercounts, but isolation also seems to play a role in keeping the dwindling list of American places virus-free. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to hold coronavirus briefing Monday after businesses opened for weekend

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold her daily news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center on Monday. → Read More

Republican governors could be at odds with President Donald Trump on coronavirus response

As the president shifts his tone on coronavirus, governors could be forced to choose between the guidance of political leaders or scientists. → Read More

U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer urge Gov. Kim Reynolds to order Iowans to stay at home amid coronavirus outbreak

Two of Iowa's Democratic members of the U.S. House urged Gov. Kim Reynolds to order Iowans to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

'I am not gonna make any projections': Iowa works to adjust to a coronavirus-outbreak world

With schools and many businesses shuttered, the ranks of Iowa's unemployed have soared. Hospitals are bracing for a potential onslaught of patients. → Read More

Head of Iowa Democratic Party resigns after caucus results debacle

More than a week after the Iowa caucuses, Democrats still do not have a final tally of the results. A recanvass will start Sunday and a recount may follow. → Read More

Inside the Iowa Democrats 'boiler room,' where 'hell' preceded caucus results catastrophe

Before the world knew there was something going wrong with the counting, people inside the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus 'boiler room' saw the chaos. → Read More

'It was a total mess': Caucusing is long over, but Iowa still doesn't have a winner

Reporting problems meant that no official results were available to campaigns, the press or the public, leaving the field in a state of uncertainty. → Read More

Iowa caucus: Campaigns may end, others may soar as Iowans decide their first-in-the-nation presidential preferences

A dozen candidates ended their campaigns before the caucuses —including some who entered as well-funded candidates with high expectations. → Read More

2020 Iowa caucus: Ottumwa satellite location kicks off a day of high-stakes caucusing

The Ottumwa satellite precinct caucus was the first of roughly 1,700 Iowa caucus locations meeting Monday. → Read More

What to watch for in three crucial counties during the Iowa caucuses

Results in Clinton, Johnson and Polk counties may tell the tale of the Iowa caucuses. Watch these precincts, candidates and patterns on caucus night. → Read More

Iowa caucus saga reaches final chapter: 10 questions that will be answered on caucus night

Although Iowa’s caucuses are likely to raise as many questions as they answer, there will finally be a sense of resolution as the 2020 cycle ends. → Read More

Iowa Democratic Party says it found 'inconsistencies' in data; candidates address supporters about results delay

While social media began panicking about the lack of results, both candidates and the Iowa Democratic Party said, basically, they're not worried. Sanders says he is sure, 'at some point the results will announced.' → Read More

Joe Biden to Iowa Democrats: Ruin Joni Ernst's night by caucusing for me

"You can ruin Donald Trump’s night by caucusing for me, and you can ruin Joni Ernst’s night as well," Joe Biden said in Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday. → Read More

Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Warren "is not the radical some perceive her to be. She was a registered Republican until 1996. She is a capitalist." → Read More

Bernie Sanders leads the Iowa Poll for the first time, just weeks before the Iowa caucuses

“There’s no denying that this is a good poll for Bernie Sanders,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll. → Read More

'We're in!' Andrew Yang's campaign manager notifies him mid-interview he's made the debate stage

Andrew Yang's campaign manager notified him mid-interview with the Des Moines Register's editorial board he had qualified for the December debate. → Read More

Booker: With Harris' dropout, potential all-white debate stage, 'What message is that sending?'

Cory Booker says 'It’s a problem that we find ourselves in a situation where the ... stage might very well have more billionaires on it than black people.' → Read More

Pete Buttigieg: President Trump's intervention in Navy SEALs case 'short-circuits military justice'

“The worst part about it is it feels like now our own president is saying that a war fighter and a war criminal are the same,” Buttigieg said in Iowa. → Read More