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A group of Indianola residents joined Governor Kim Reynolds and Chris Kramer, director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as they walked from the Des Moines Metro Opera's Lauridsen Opera Center to the Indianola Square Friday.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds came to Indianola Friday to celebrate the city’s new status as one of Iowa’s Great Places.

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Michael Egel, general and artistic director of the Des Moines Metro Opera, shows Chris Kramer of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, center, and Governor Kim Reynolds, left, a tour of the 1904 Carnegie library that the company recently turned into the company's Lauridsen Opera Center. 

Governor Reynolds comes to call

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds crammed a lot of Indianola into a short visit on Friday, including stops at the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Indianola Square. Indianola balloon pilot Jim Fromm also gave Reynolds a taste of hot air ballooning on the Simpson College campus. Reynolds was in town to celebrate Indianola being named an Iowa Great Place. Check back Monday for full coverage of her visit.

(1) comment

Steve Rose

Great to see Michael Egel, general and artistic director of the Des Moines Metro Opera, get some positive press. He's been a class act and asset to Indianola since I've known him.

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