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The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by the Des Moines Register newsroom:

June 2019

News: A headline in the June 27 Register about financial malfeasance at Saydel schools incorrectly described Denice Grove’s position. She is not a teacher; she was the treasurer of the school’s music club.

Opinion: A June 28 guest column by Todd Blodgett mischaracterized the ownership of Chuck Celsi’s The Tavern. The restaurant is owned by Chuck Celsi’s six children — Tony, Randy, Brenda, Robert, Krista and Ron. State Sen. Claire Celsi of West Des Moines is not affiliated with Chuck Celsi’s The Tavern.

July 2019

News: A story on page 8A of the July 3 Register incorrectly identified the fundraisers for "The Suffragist" musical production. Composer Nancy Cobb is working with the University of Northern Iowa Foundation to raise funds for the production.

News: An Associated Press story in the July 8 Register misidentified the person responsible for a wreck near Iowa Falls. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a pickup driven by Dawson Kitzman, 16, of Beaman, failed to stop and yield at the intersection and collided with an SUV driven by Kevin Barz.

News: MedPharm Iowa operates two of the five medical cannabis dispensaries in Iowa. The number of dispensaries the company operates was incorrect in a story in the July 10 Register.

News: A story in the July 18 Register should have stated that chef Sean Wilson took over the Proof restaurant from Carly Ross.

News: A story in the July 18 Register incorrectly stated what type of lawyer can request payment of fees after winning an Iowa civil rights case. Plaintiffs’ lawyers can do so.

News: A story in the July 16 Register gave the wrong gender for Allyne Smith of Des Moines, an audience member at a presidential candidate forum. Smith is a man.

Photo: An online photo caption on July 25 misidentified the RAGBRAI team pictured. The photo was of Team RWB.

August 2019

News: An online story published on August 1 misidentified several performers at the DaBaby show at Val Air Ballroom. They were, in order of appearance: Zeffter, T.J. Rhys, and Torrian Ball.

News: Pho Real Kitchen & Bar opened Wednesday at 200 Fourth St. in downtown Des Moines. The restaurant’s address was incorrect in a story that ran August 6

News: A story in the August 7 Register should have stated that Mama Lacona’s restaurant opened in 1957.

News: A story about Rep. Steve King published online on August 15, included a partial quote from King. The full quote is: "I’ve got 174 people who say they don’t want exceptions for rape and incest because they understand it is not the baby’s fault, to abort the baby, because of the sin of the father, and, maybe, sometimes the sin of the mother too," he said. "And so I refused to do that."

News: An August 17 story about the construction of the MLB Field of Dreams Game field should have stated that 30,000 cubic yards of dirt will be moved for the project.

News: The Things to Do calendar listings in the August 22 Datebook should have stated that the current members of the band KISS are Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

News: An Aug. 23 front-page story was incorrect about who helped pay for transportation and burial of former Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body. ISU paid those costs.

News: An Aug. 20 story inaccurately described the injuries sustained by a Des Moines shooting victim on Monday. He was shot in the back.

IowaLife:An Aug. 24 headline inaccurately stated Jamie Hurd's cause of death. She died from a lung aneurysm.

September 2019

News: A story in the September 3 Register misstated the age of a 15-year-old male who was shot in the leg in the 2100 block of Drake Park Avenue in Des Moines.

News: A story in the Sept. 7 Register about Clyde’s Fine Diner misspelled the name of restaurant owner Chris Hoffmann.

News: A headline in the Sept. 14 Register should have stated that the Philanthropic Educational Organization is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

News: A story in the Sept. 17 Register should have stated that Rep. Rick Olson spoke with Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady about a bill that made changes to Iowa's judicial nominating process.

News: The last name of Peggy and Amanda Huppert was misspelled in a Sept. 30 story about the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Iowa.

October 2019

Iowa Life: A photo caption in the Oct. 1 Iowa Life misidentified the person in the photo as George Karaidos Jr.

News: Ryan Howell's last name was misspelled in an Oct. 2 story about three Drake neighborhood homes being relocated to Sherman Hill.

News: An Oct. 1 story on Carson King's fundraising gave an incorrect day for when he would turn off the Venmo account he was using to receive donations. He suspended the account Oct. 1.

News: Des Moines Public Schools will ask voters to approve a 71-cent increase to its physical plant and equipment levy Nov. 5. If approved it would increase the district’s PPEL levy to $1.67, a maximum allowed by Iowa law.  The amount of the request and the maximum levy amount were misstated in an article that ran Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Sports: An online-only story published Oct. 6 should have stated that the Iowa football team is ranked No. 18 in the coaches' poll.

News: A headline in Oct. 9 Register should have stated that an alleged racial profiling incident occurred at the Family Dollar store at 3720 E 14th St., in Des Moines.

Iowa Life: A story in the Oct. 12 Iowa Life should have stated that Halloween on the Hill will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Sports: A story in the Oct. 16 Sports section misspelled Drake basketball player Sara Rhine's first name.

News: A story in the Oct. 20 Register should have stated that Tacono Conner was murdered in 2015.

News: An Oct. 19 story about a shootout in Stuart misidentified the injured law enforcement officers. They are Guthrie County sheriff’s deputies Steven Henry, Jim Mink and Kent Gries. Henry and Mink were shot, and Gries suffered a powder burn. Stuart Police Officer Tyler DeFrancisco was not injured.

Iowa Life: An Oct. 6 story about Steven Vail Fine Arts in Des Moines should have said Iowa has more than one fine art appraiser with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice certification. Among those appraisers is Jon Thompson Appraisals of Cedar Rapids.

Sports: A story in the Oct. 27 Register should have stated that Northern Iowa quarterback Will McIlvain played high school football at Des Moines Lincoln.

News: A story about a Latino-focused presidential town hall in Saturday’s Register misspelled the name of Kenia Calderon, a Des Moines resident who attended the event.

Datebook: The Things to Do listings in the Oct. 31 Datebook should have stated that the Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra Second Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll Ave.   

November 2019

News: A story in the Nov. 3 Register should have stated that a plaque honoring slain Urbandale police officer Justin Martin is located at 70th Street and Aurora Avenue.

News: A story in the Nov. 5 Register should have stated that Cher last performed in Des Moines on June 9, 2014.

News: A story in the Nov. 5 Register misspelled former Iowa state Sen. Dick Dearden’s name.

News: A story in the Nov. 5 Register about "Project Bluejay" misidentified the percentage of property taxes that Ryan Cos. would pay in the final year of a pending development agreement with the city of Bondurant. The company would pay 70% of property taxes on the new development in the final year of the agreement.

News: A story in the Nov. 5 Register should have stated that Associated Milk Producers Inc. is closing its dry milk plant.

News: A photo caption in the Nov. 11 Register misspelled Col. Sonya Finch's first name and Myrle Van Dyke's last name.

News: A photo caption in the Nov. 28 Register should have stated that Stephen Bina was killed in a car accident where the driver of the other vehicle had a blood alcohol level of .417. The impaired driver was Todd Graham.

News: A photo caption in the Nov. 30 Business section, which was printed in advance, misidentifies Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

December 2019

News: A photo caption on Page 1A of the Dec. 2 Register misidentified the type of bird being held by Jenni Boonjakuakul of Iowa Bird Rehabilitation. It is a red-bellied woodpecker.

News: A story in the Dec. 2 Register misidentified Tess Seger. She is the communications director for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign.

NewsJim Hugley’s name was misspelled in a story about David Schladetzky in the Dec. 5 Register.

News: A Dec. 2 story incorrectly stated that a pit bull turned over to a West Des Moines shelter after being declared vicious by the city was provoked when it bit a woman in June. The city initially said the bite was provoked, but later said it was not in a letter to the victim.

News: In the Dec. 15 Register, the name was misspelled of a young figure skater who took to the ice with Olympian Michelle Kwan during her appearance on behalf of Joe Biden on Saturday in Des Moines. She is Avey Collins of Waukee.

News: A story from the Dec. 15 Register has been updated to more accurately portray the views of Aaron McHone, executive director of Berryhill Center for Mental Health. McHone said cases that involve individuals with mental illnesses who commit violent acts are outliers. He did not discuss any particular case or patient.

NewsA story in the Dec. 22 Register misidentified a neighborhood in the Invest DSM program. The Oak Park/Highland Park area is one of four districts getting targeted investments.

News: The byline on a story in the Dec. 31 Register about U.S. Census findings should have included the Associated Press.

January 2020

Life: A Dec. 31 story inaccurately described the location of a planned Dave and Buster's at Jordan Creek Town Center.

News: Photo captions in the Jan. 3 Register misspelled DreiBerge Coffee, the East Village coffee shop that is eliminating single-use cups.

NewsPolk County Supervisor Matt McCoy’s title was incorrect in a Jan. 3 story about new security measures in the downtown Des Moines skywalk.

News: A story in the Des Moines Register gave an incorrect figure for the estimated economic impact of RAGBRAI in a 2008 University of Northern Iowa study. The study estimated that the economic impact for Iowa was $24 million.

NewsA chart with a story in the Jan. 19 Register about the Iowa impact of the first phase of the U.S.-China deal should have indicated that U.S. farm exports were in billions of dollars, not millions of dollars.

Datebook: A story in the Jan. 23 Datebook should have stated that the Federal Aviation Administration diverted dozens of planes and thousands of passengers to Gander International Airport in Newfoundland after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

February 2020

NewsA story in the Feb. 5 Register about Carson King's new foundation should have stated that fans and players at Kinnick Stadium wave to children at the University of Iowa Stead Children's Hospital at the end of the first quarter.

News: A story in the Feb. 11 Register about legislation limiting the ability of cities and counties to ban firearm attachments should have stated that bump stocks are banned at the federal level.

News: A story in the Feb. 14. Register about Senate Republicans advancing a “religious freedom” bill misstated Sen. Julian Garrett’s position on the Local Government Committee. He is a committee member, not the chairman.

NewsMultiple stories that appeared in the Register in February should have stated that a fatal crash on the south side of Des Moines occurred Feb. 20. The crash killed Mauricio Ruiz Quintana and Brayan Martinez Ruiz.

News:A story in the Feb. 29 Register should have stated that Kristina Jennex is 28 years old.

March 2020

News:A story in the March 8 Register misstated how the Senate’s bill restricting automatic felon voter restoration would apply to those convicted of sexual offenses. Felons convicted of sexual offenses would be ineligible to automatically regain their rights until they’ve completed a special sentence of supervision following their prison sentences.

News:A story in the March 13 Register about company responses to coronavirus should have stated that Meredith Corp. is not offering Des Moines employees the option of working from home at this time.

NewsA story in the March 14 Register incorrectly reported the number of travelers from Johnson County who have tested positive for COVID-19. Fourteen people from Johnson County tested positive for novel coronavirus after taking a cruise together in Egypt. A fifteenth passenger on that cruise also tested positive after returning home to (check the county) Carroll County, Iowa.

NewsA story in the March 17 Register, titled “Support for legal abortion slips in Iowa,” the status of the proposed constitutional amendment concerning abortion rights was misstated. It has only passed Judiciary Committee of the Iowa House of Representatives.

News: A photo caption on Page 4A of the March 28 Register incorrectly stated the date Gowun Park pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping charges. It was March 13.

News: A photo caption accompanying a March 31 story about a church fire should have stated that the name of the church is Pleasantville Christian Church.

April 2020

News: A story in the April 1 Register about stay-at-home policies during the coronavirus pandemic should have stated that Iowa City is the fifth-largest city in Iowa.

Entertainment:A story in the April 6 Register incorrectly described the status of the 2020 Des Moines Arts Festival. The Arts Festival at this point is not delayed. It is still scheduled for June 26-28.

Photo: Jenn Riggs’ first name was omitted in a photo caption in Thursday’s Register. Riggs is the owner and founder of Wander Women Iowa. She was pictured at Margo Frankel Woods Park during a virtual hike on Earth Day on Wednesday.

News: A story in the April 28 Register incorrectly stated that Baratta's Restaurant on South Union Street was 27 years old. The restaurant is 48 years old.

May 2020

NewsA story in the May 9 Register incorrectly stated that press secretary Katie Miller had to disembark from Air Force Two before Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Des Moines on Friday.

Entertainment:A May 12 story about Iowa-based rapper Coldsaint was corrected in the third paragraph. He did not perform at the 2017 Bill O'Reilly contest at the Iowa State Fair. He performed at the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair.

News: The name police provided of a man injured during a May 10 shooting near 30th and Clark streets in Des Moines was incorrectly spelled. His name is Braden Shafer, 18, of Des Moines.

News:A story published May 27 about the opening dates for the metro’s aquatic centers and swimming pools included information about an out-of-state aquatic center. There is no aquatic center or public pool in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

June 2020

News: The portion of Iowans who are unsure whether they approve or disapprove of how President Donald Trump addressed COVID-19 was incorrect in an article about the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll in the June 16 newspaper. The portion of people who are unsure is 2%.

Sports: A story in the June 19 Register looking at the naming rights struggle for Jack Trice Stadium should have stated that Trice’s game at Minnesota in 1923 was his second varsity game.

News (print only): A box in the June 29 Register on COVID-19 numbers in Iowa contained errors. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the state was reporting 28,430 confirmed cases, an increase of 495 from 10 a.m. Saturday; 17,533 recoveries; and 295,929 individuals tested.

July 2020

News: An article published July 2 erred in the price of super unleaded gasoline in Lansing in northeast Iowa. It was $2.24 a gallon at Kwik Star.

News: A story in the July 7 Register misidentified the gender of Shannon McDermott, a man who drowned July 3 in Dubuque County.

Life: A story on page 1E of the July 5 Register incorrectly identified Betty Durden's death as 2018. Durden passed away in 2017.

NewsA story in the July 12 Register about the number of abortions in Iowa gave an incorrect percentage for the increase from 2018 to 2019 according to preliminary state data. The correct figure is 25%.

NewsIn a story about state self-quarantine requirements in the July 16 Register, Hawaii was omitted from the list of states that require Iowans to self-quarantine upon arrival.  

SportsA story in the July 31 Register should have stated that former University of Iowa football player Akrum Wadley signed in 2019 with the Atlanta franchise of the Alliance of American Football.

August 2020

News:A story in the Aug. 5 Register incorrectly attributed a quote to Gov. Kim Reynolds. Kady Reese, director of education and engagement for the Iowa Medical Society, said, "One of the most noninvasive ways of protecting people is requiring a mask."

News: A story in the Aug. 6 Register misspelled Sam Langholz’s name. Langholz is Gov. Kim Reynolds’ legal counsel.

News: In a story published Aug. 12, 2020, about an annual Democratic Party fundraiser in Iowa, the Associated Press erroneously reported that the Steak Fry fundraiser is an Iowa Democratic Party event. The event is held by the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa.

News: A story in the August 23 Register should have stated that all grade levels in the Waukee Community School District will eat lunch in the cafeterias.

News: A story in the August 25 Register should have stated that students in the Johnston School District will be required to wear masks on buses.

News: An Aug. 23 story about a new hydroelectric plant at central Iowa’s Red Rock Dam cited what the National Hydropower Association says was outdated information on its website. The story should have stated that hydroelectric power accounts for 38% of all renewable energy generation in the United States.

September 2020

Photo: Aphotograph on page 5C of the Thursday Des Moines Register misidentified one of the subjects. The photo was of Renee Hardman.

News: A story in the Sept. 11 Register should have stated that he Waukee School District did not sanction or implement a strategy of physical breaks. It is up to individual teachers whether they would like to utilize breaks.

News:A story on page C1 in the Oct. 6 Register on staff deaths at nursing homes should have had the byline of Clark Kauffman from the Iowa Capital Dispatch.

October 2020

News: In the Oct. 9 story “Greenfield tells labor leaders she backs Biden’s labor package,” U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield said she’s open to the ideas in Presidential candidate Joe Biden's labor plan, but stopped short of endorsing the former vice president’s plan in Cedar Rapids on Thursday.

Opinion: An earlier version of Rekha Basu's column published online Oct. 10  inaccurately said that county auditors in Johnson, Linn and Woodbury counties sent general election absentee ballot requests with some personal information filled in to registered voters before Secretary of State's Paul Pate's office objected. Pate and the Iowa Legislative Council instructed auditors before the requests were mailed that they should not send pre-filled forms.

Opinion (corrected by subsequent correction): An earlier version of Rekha Basu's column published online Oct. 10 erroneously said that county auditors had for earlier elections sent ballot request forms that included voters' verification numbers filled in. Before July, county officials could supply missing numbers themselves; they are now required under Iowa law to contact prospective voters to do so.

Opinion: A previous correction — concerning whether county auditors have previously sent ballot request forms that included voters' verification numbers filled in — was in error. Rekha Basu's original column was right. Such forms have been sent.

Iowa Mourns: A story in the Oct. 11 Iowa Mourns special section should have stated that David Worthington was 47 years old when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.

News: A story in the Oct. 14 Register mischaracterized the nature of a judge’s finding that Sgt. Paul Parizek, the Des Moines Police Department’s spokesman, had illegally withheld a police body cam video that should have been released as a public record. The story should have said the violation was a civil offense.

News: A headline on a story in Sunday’s editions about the Polk County sheriff’s race was misleading. Candidates can run for sheriff and, if elected, begin serving without having peace officer certification, but must gain it within a year of taking office.

Opinion: The Oct. 21 column "Re-electing state Sen. Brad Zaun would endanger women's rights regarding their bodies. Just listen to him." and a headline inaccurately described state Sen. Brad Zaun's comments about a potential constitutional amendment. Iowa legislative Republicans have previously supported an amendment declaring that the Iowa Constitution does not recognize a right to abortion. On tape Zaun was vague about what his proposed amendment would say, and he declined an interview request later to describe his positions.

News: A story in the Oct. 25 Register, "One Heart creates endowment fund," incorrectly identified the organization's founder and a participant in a photo caption.

News: An IowaWatch story about school busing in the Oct. 26 Register mistakenly identified the Pocahontas school district in Iowa. The school district is in Arkansas.

News: A story in Tuesday’s Register about DACA recipients used an incorrect pronoun in reference to Cecilia Martinez, who prefers they/them.

November 2020

News: In an Iowa Poll story in the Nov. 2 Register that reported on likely voters’ party preferences in U.S. House races, seven paragraphs that included a poll respondent’s opinions were inadvertently included due to a production error. In a review after the story initially published online, the Register could not verify that the poll respondent’s identification met our standards for quotation.

News: A story in the Nov. 16 Register misidentified the location of the Embassy Club. It is at the top of the Ruan Center, 666 Grand Ave.

News: A story in the Nov. 16 Register misidentified Amy Williamson. She is the deputy director of the Iowa Department of Education.

News: A story in Tuesday’s Register about DACA recipients used an incorrect pronoun in reference to Cecilia Martinez, who prefers they/them.

Opinion: A Nov. 27 Opinion essay misstated how much nitrogen corn removes from soil. The ratio is roughly one pound of nitrogen for each bushel of corn.

December 2020

News: A story in the Dec. 1 Register about coronavirus numbers in Iowa contained an error. Nursing homes were reporting 4,950 current coronavirus cases on Monday.

News: A Dec. 5 article about the 2nd Congressional District had the incorrect legislative titles for Rep. Mary Mascher and Sen. Zach Wahls.

Opinion: The Dec. 13 letter "Animal rights activist group's ideas are nuts" including an accurate but misleading statement about the American Medical Association's assessment of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The AMA criticized the group in the early 1990s as irresponsible, but it formally retracted those comments in 2004, an AMA spokesperson told the Des Moines Register in an email.

January 2021

News: Kelly Stucker, owner of Iowa City shop Konnexion, says she was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to protest the lack of adequate COVID-19 lockdowns and direct payment relief, not to support President Donald Trump or attend a rally protesting the election results. A story incorrectly described her reason for being in Washington, D.C., she says.

News: KDLS, where retiring WHO radio morning host Van Harden started his career, broadcasts from Perry. A story in the Jan. 10 Register gave the wrong location.

News: A story in the Jan. 10 Register misstated former state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ title. She is now seated in the U.S. House of Representatives.

News: In a Jan. 10 part 1 of a two-part Des Moines Register series on the lack of transparency in Iowa police discipline, the incorrect year was given for the COVID-19 death of Charles Edward Young, who unsuccessfully sued a Des Moines police officer. Young died in 2020.

The Jan. 11 part 2 of the series, citing an erroneous Iowa Law Enforcement Academy record, listed the incorrect agency for Erick McFerran, who was decertified from Iowa law enforcement after resigning from his post. McFerran is a former Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputy. The ILEA says it has corrected the record.

News: A story in the Jan. 14 Register about the death of Bruce Koeppl contained an error about when he got involved in politics.

News: A story in the Jan. 15 Register incorrectly reported the percentage of Iowa voters who cast ballots for President Donald Trump in November’s election. Trump received 53% of the state’s votes.

News: A story in the Jan. 16 Register incorrectly said which pharmacies are helping Polk County vaccinate health care workers against the coronavirus. Hy-Vee and Medicap pharmacies are doing so.

News: A list accompanying a COVID-19 story in the Jan. 16 Register contained an error. As of 10 a.m. Friday, there were 302,789 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iowa.

News: A story in the Jan. 18 Register under the headline “Gov. calls to ditch tax law triggers” misstated the rate at which Iowa's revenue is expected to grow between fiscal year 2021 and fiscal year 2022. The projected rate of growth is 3.7% — not enough to meet the 4% revenue growth trigger.

News: A story titled "Reynolds releases school plan" in the Jan. 24 Register incorrectly listed the states that currently offer educational savings account programs. The states are Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

News: A January 31 story detailing the use of police body camera policies across Iowa incorrectly identified the race of Isaiah Hayes, a man from Wisconsin fatally shot by a Polk County Sheriff's Deputy in 2018. The Polk County sheriff's report identifies him as Caucasian, not of Hispanic origin.

Feb. 2021

News: A story in the Feb. 1 Register misidentified the region of the state in which Clay County is located. Clay County is in northwest Iowa.

News: Loretta Sieman is co-chair of the Des Moines Film Society’s capital campaign for the Varsity Cinema with Pat Schneider. A story on Page 1C of the Feb. 2 Register incorrectly characterized her role.

Sports: A story in the Feb. 11 Sports section should have stated that the Drake women’s basketball team was scheduled to play Southern Illinois on Feb. 11-12.

News: A story in the Feb. 15 Register titled “Biofuel bill pits retailers, farmers” should have stated that the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott is located in eastern Iowa.

News: A story in the Feb. 21 Register titled "Michael Lyke to plead guilty, avoid life sentence in 2019 killing of Earl Caldwell" incorrectly spelled the first name of Tiarra Williams.

News: A story published on Page 1A of the Feb. 27 Register incorrectly stated how monoclonal antibody treatments are administered. Patients receive the monoclonal antibodies via an infusion.

March 2021

News: A story published on 1A of the March 6 Register incorrectly stated the date of a bench trial for Jaylen Cavil, a Des Moines Black Liberation Movement organizer cited for failing to get a permit for a September march. The trial has been delayed to a date that has not yet been set. 

Opinion: Because of an editing error, a caption with the guest column "Opinion: We need a revival of awe, all over, as this pandemic persists" misidentified a bird species. The pictured bird is a red-bellied woodpecker. The correct caption is below.

A red-bellied woodpecker stops on a structure.

News: A story in the March 10 Register should have stated that the Des Moines Black Liberation Movement was among the groups gathered at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday to mourn COVID-19 deaths.

Sports: A story in the March 10 Sports section incorrectly referenced the 2019 NCAA Tournament seeds for Iowa State and Ohio State. Iowa State was a six seed and Ohio State was an 11 seed.

News: In a story in the March 11 Register, a statement attributed to U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' campaign spokesperson, Eric Woolson, was made by the campaign's attorney, Alan Ostergren.

News: An article in the March 11 Register incorrectly described the gender make-up of the Ames City Council in 1994, which did include women. Further reporting also makes it unclear whether Fawn Stubben was denied the chance to speak in front of that council.

Opinion: A headline with a letter to the editor March 20 did not accurately reflect the content of the letter, which criticized people who decline to wear masks and observe other mitigation measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion: The March 21 guest essay "Iowa judges don't have a case for a raise" misstated the number of times Iowa voters have removed judges and justices from office. It has happened once in the past 25 years.

Opinion: Because of an editing error, an earlier headline on this April 1 column inaccurately described accusations against Des Moines Police Sgt. Michael Fong. The city settled a lawsuit accusing him of using excessive force. An earlier version of the column also gave incorrect ranks for Lt. Rodrigo Santizo and Sgt. Sone Cam.

Photos: An online photo caption in a Jan. 19 photo gallery should have stated that Tom Chapman of the Iowa Catholic Conference was speaking in opposition to HSB 9, an amendment maintaining that the Iowa Constitution upholds the right to keep and bear arms.

April 2021

News: A headline in the April 4 Register incorrectly reported the amount a Washington state rancher defrauded Tyson Foods for cattle that never existed. Court records show Cody Easterday of Mesa, Washington, received $244 million from Tyson and another company to buy and raise "ghost cattle."

News: A USA Today story on Page 6A of the April 21 Register should have stated that Dr. David Fowler testified that George Floyd likely died of a “sudden cardiac arrhythmia” due to his hypertensive heart disease, plus the methamphetamine and fentanyl in his system, while he was being restrained and subdued by police.

News: A story and photo caption on Page 3C in the April 24 Register misspelled the name of community organizer and city council candidate Justyn Lewis. 

May 2021

News: A story published May 3, which was based on incorrect information from the Iowa Department of Public Health, listed the wrong week for when state officials asked federal officials to withhold 71% of Iowa’s COVID vaccine allocation. The request was for the week that started May 3.

Opinion: The Register's editorial on May 9 should have said that Iowa's labor force participation rate ranked 11th in the country among states, according to March Bureau of Labor Statistics data. A quotation in the editorial included an incorrect ranking.

News: A story in the May 19 Register about Des Moines Superintendent Tom Ahart’s Board of Educational Examiners hearing should have stated that the May 20 hearing is open to the public. The Register was provided inaccurate information by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

News: J.J. Jacobson was misidentified in a story about the Sibley train derailment in the May 18 Register.

News: A headline on a story in the May 23 Register incorrectly characterized a tweet that expressed concern a multistory agricultural facility near Grinnell could be the harbinger in Iowa of multilevel confined animal feeding operations like those used to raise hogs in China. The writer of the tweet in the same string that raised concern about the facility noted, accurately, it was in fact a henhouse.

Opinion clarification: Rekha Basu's May 23 column referred to the family of Benjamin Graziano, who pleaded guilty of assault. Graziano's family is separate from the Graziano Brothers who make sausage and own the south-side deli of that name.

June 2021

News: A story in the May 16 Register misstated Drake School of Law professor Bob Rigg’s connection to the 1968 Anthony Erthel Williams murder case. He was a clerk for one of the attorneys who worked on the case.

News: A story in the June 9 Register misidentified Virginia Lauridsen’s musical field. She is a singer.

News: A story in the June 17 Register included an incorrect distance for the swimming portion of the Ironman 70.3 in Des Moines. The course includes a 1.2-mile swim in Gray's Lake.

News: An article in the June 27 Register should have stated that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley taught at Iowa State University.

July 2021

News: A story in the July 9 Register about a criminal charge being dropped against Alexandria Dea incorrectly spelled her first name.

News: An article in the July 18 Register incorrectly reported the Thursday, July 29, distance on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, from Waterloo to Anamosa. The distance is 84.7 miles, the longest of the seven-date route.

Iowa Life: A story in the July 19 Iowa Life section should have stated that the Salvation Army “Christmas in July” event was held Saturday, July 17.

News: The final overnight town for the 2021 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa was misidentified in a July 22 story. It is DeWitt.

News: A story in the July 20 Register headlined "Summer school aims to undo damage done by COVID" should have referred to Mimi Willoughby as Des Moines schools' academic pathways supervisor.

News: A story in the July 17 Register about the Field of Dreams game ticket lottery should have stated that the registration period closes at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23.

News: A July 31 Associated Press story about rising temperatures in the U.K. included an incorrect conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit. The story should have said last year’s average winter temperatures in the U.K. were 2.9 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 1981 to 2010 average. 

August 2021

Sports: A story in the Aug. 22 Register should have stated that Des Moines Roosevelt football player Jamison Patton is a junior.

News: A story in the Aug. 20 Register about the new JR’s SouthPork Ranch restaurant on the Iowa State Fairgrounds misidentified artist Margo Nahas, who painted a large mural of co-owner Brooks Reynolds’ parents along with other artwork in the building.

News: A story about Iowa State Fair attendance in the Aug. 23 Register included outdated information.

Opinion: The Aug. 25 guest essay "COVID-19 is not a concern for young people" significantly understated the number of people ages 18 to 49 who have died of COVID-19 in the United States. The figure is about 32,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News: A story about Iowa State Fair attendance in the Aug. 24 Register reported an incorrect difference between 2019's attendance and this year's. The 2021 fair drew about 75,000 fewer people than 2019.

Opinion: The Aug. 25 guest essay "COVID-19 is not a concern for young people" significantly understated the number of people ages 18 to 49 who have died of COVID-19 in the United States. The figure is about 32,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News: A story about Iowa State Fair attendance in the Aug. 24 Register reported an incorrect difference between 2019's attendance and this year's. The 2021 fair drew about 75,000 fewer people than 2019.

News: A headline on Page 1C of the Aug. 29 Register should have stated that Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page grew up in southwest Iowa.

News: An Aug. 26 story about Hy-Vee’s plans for a giant warehouse in Cumming misidentified a Hy-Vee employee who spoke at a city planning and zoning commission meeting. The speaker was Pete Hosch, assistant vice president for store planning.

Life: A story in the Aug. 14 edition of the Des Moines Register incorrectly listed the starting ticket prices for Hasan Minhaj's upcoming Iowa comedy shows. Tickets for his show in Ames start at $42.50 and tickets for his show in Cedar Rapids start at $44.50.

September 2021

Datebook: The “Things to Do” list in the Sept. 2 Datebook included the wrong date for the Robin Trower show at Hoyt Sherman. The concert is scheduled for April 4, 2022.

News: A story in the Sept. 7 edition of the Des Moines Register incorrectly stated the university that will have a physical therapy clinic in West Des Moines' RecPlex. Des Moines University will operate the clinic.

News: Two substances were misidentified in a Sept. 14 story describing alleged toxic chemical releases at a FedEx Freight facility in Polk County. Employees said a chemical released Aug. 11 was labeled as a mixture of chlorpyrifos and bifenthrin, and a chemical released Aug. 25 was an unknown toxic, flammable liquid.

News: A story in the Sept. 16 Register misidentified Matt Anderson. He is the deputy city manager of Des Moines.

News: An article in the Sept. 17 Register misspelled the names of Rep. Christina Bohannan and Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott.

Opinion: The Sept. 26 editorial “Do it, Iowa. Legalize pot.” included outdated information about Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program. The limit on THC content in products was lifted in 2020.

October 2021

News: A Reader's Watchdog column in the Oct. 4 edition of the Des Moines Register about plans for a tiny house village for the homeless in Des Moines incorrectly reported a statement by Joe Stevens, the head of the nonprofit group Joppa, which is planning the project. The column should have reported that Stevens said he and his wife did nothing wrong by paying themselves for project management through limited liability corporations.

News: An online version of Des Moines City Council actions on Oct. 4 misstated the approved ordinance regarding feeding wildlife. The new rule will only prohibit feeding of deer and waterfowl.

News: An online version of an article about Bob Krause's plans to run for U.S. Senate listed an incorrect date for that race's primary election. It is June 7, 2022.

Iowa Life: A story about Harold Bradley Jr. in the Oct. 10 Register misidentified University of Iowa alum Jim Wiese. 

Note to readers: This story has been edited from its original publication to correctly identify Jim Wiese.

Opinion: The Oct. 12 essay "Trump supporters see America is in dire danger" misspelled Rekha Basu's name.

News: A photo caption on Page 1A of the Oct. 18 Register misidentified a group of people running the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The photo included two teams from the Iowa chapter of My Team Triumph. 

Opinion: The Sept. 26 essay "US needs to bolster, not cripple, its cyber defenses" misidentified the Iowa company that was the victim in a $265,000 cyber scam. The engineering consulting company is not identified in court documents.

News: An Oct. 28 article about the Polk County Water & Land Legacy bond incorrectly stated the impact to taxpayers. The average taxpayer would pay $11 a year toward the 2021 bond if approved by voters, plus $9 a year toward the 2012 bond. The latter could be paid off 15 years from its passage, though the county has 20 years. Polk County would have 20 years to pay off the new bond.

Sunday Plus feature: An Oct. 31 story about the Blue Belle Inn Bed & Breakfast in St. Ansgar contained several errors. The correct phone number is 641-713-3113, the price for lunch is $14.95, and the Wrinkle in Time cottage is not available for rent.

November 2021

News: The Register's online election night results incorrectly identified the winners of the Elkhart City Council race. Brian T. Shipley Jr. and Dustin Teig won the two available seats, according to Polk County's preliminary results.

News: An article about free Thanksgiving meals misstated the telephone number for ordering a pick-up meal or arranging meal delivery from the Parks Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The correct number is (515) 875-5229.

News: An article about Fong's Pizza on Forest Avenue closing misstated Gwen Page's ownership status. Page is a current owner in all four Fong's locations.

News: Two stories about Java Joe's CoffeeHouse that appeared in print on Nov. 18 and Nov. 21 misstated Amy Ostring's last name. Ostring and Brehm divorced in 2017, at which point Ostring's ownership of Java Joe's ceased.

News: A previous version of the Amazon 4-star store story that ran in the Dec. 5 print edition misstated how many Amazon Go stores are in the U.S. and how customers can pay. Amazon Go has more than 20 locations across Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City and offers checkout-free shopping.

Entertainment: A previous version of the Jethro's remodel article that ran in the Dec. 3 print edition misstated how many wins Drake University had in the 2007-2008 season. The Bulldogs finished 28-5.

December 2021

News: An article about the Rev. Betsey Monnot's appointment as the first female bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa misstated the date of her predecessor's retirement, which was effective Saturday.

News: Hilda Zuñiga's age was incorrect in a story about Maria Corona. Zuñiga is 55.

Entertainment: An article that ran Monday in the Des Moines Register misstated Lara Flynn Boyle's involvement in the television show "Twin Peaks." Boyle only performed in the series during its original run.

Entertainment: An article that appeared in the Dec. 23 edition of the Des Moines Register misrepresented how funds from Michael Patterson's book of Christmas carols will benefit the Des Moines Metro Opera. Proceeds benefit the Des Moines Metro Opera Foundation.

January 2022

Opinion: An essay Jan. 5 gave incorrect affiliations for some law enforcement officers who died after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol. Two Capitol Police officers have died, one by suicide, and three Washington, D.C., police officers died by suicide.

Money: In a story that appeared in the Jan. 18 edition regarding the new Hy-Vee dating show "Love at First Bite," producer Kristian Day's previous job on "The Bachelor" was incorrect. She previously worked on the production team for "The Bachelor."

News: In a Jan. 30 article about RAGBRAI overnight towns, the national women's rights leader whose childhood home is near Charles City was misidentified. Carrie Chapman Catt grew up about 3 miles southeast of Charles City.

Entertainment:An article about the Righteous Brothers coming to Hoyt Sherman Place in the Feb. 11 edition misidentified who recorded  “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield recorded the song in 1964.

Entertainment:An article that appeared in the Feb. 13 edition of the Des Moines Register about famous Iowans incorrectly indicated the instrument used by jazz musician Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke. Beiderbecke was a cornet player.

Opinion:An essay about climate change Feb. 14 misidentified the location of a deadly 2018 heat wave in Canada. It was in Montreal.

February 2022

Sunday Plus: An article in the Feb. 27 Register misstated the status of a log-cabin property on Sun Valley Lake. This property has been valued at $2.3 million and is owned by Matt and Jessica Brown, according to Paula McLaughlin, broker/owner of Stoney Oak Realty.

March 2022

Opinion: A March 3 editorial misattributed a quotation about putting "common sense aside for wokeness." It should have been attributed to Sen. Jesse Green.

Opinion: A March 10 Opinion essay misstated the source of funding for a new center for school mental health in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Education designated $20 million in federal relief money for the center. The timing of the announcement was also in error; the funding was announced in June 2021.

April 2022

Opinion: The wrong author was listed for the April 17 letter "Bottle bill should have been left alone." The letter was written by Myron Wessinger of North Liberty.

May 2022

Opinion: An editing error caused two letters to be combined May 12, with the headline and author of the second part, which was about student loans, omitted. The letter "Thought-provoking coverage in the Register," by Jim Bell of West Des Moines, should have ended after the first paragraph.

Business: A previous version of this article contained a quote with incorrect information about J.C. Penney’s financial standing. The company emerged from bankruptcy in late 2020.

June 2022

News: A Marshalltown apartment complex was erroneously identified in a Feb. 13 Watchdog column as being managed by one of Brad Carlson's companies. A photo of the complex, which appeared with the column online, also has been removed. The Des Moines Register regrets the error.

SportsA photo in the June 12 Sports section included caption text from a 2012 Register story due to a production error. Former Marshalltown High School athlete Jeff Clement is retired from professional baseball.

Business: An article on Boot Barn opening in West Des Moines included inaccurate information about the purchase of G&L Clothing. The Western apparel store was open in Des Moines for more than 100 years.

July 2022

News: A caption on page 1C in the Thursday, July 21, 2022, Des Moines Register incorrectly stated the date of the Class 5A and 4A state softball championship games. 

Sports: A story about the Iowa football team misidentified a player charged with operating while intoxicated. Jermari Harris was the player charged with OWI.

August 2022

News: A photo caption Sunday, Aug. 14, with a story about Saigonais, the new Iowa State Fair food stand operated by Lynn Gott, was incorrect. It should have said: “When we get here in the morning, the first person I think about is her,” Lynn Gott says about her late sister, Loan Jones. ‘“A special egg roll stand,’ that’s just her.”

News: Information provided by the Des Moines Police Department included an incorrect hometown for Bryton Tichy, a 26-year-old motorcyclist who died Aug. 10 from injuries he sustained in an Aug. 6 crash in Des Moines. He was from Iowa Falls.

News: A story about the best new foods at the Iowa State Fair misidentified the Best of Show winner. The Rollie McCubbin Best of Show went to Robbi Miller of Miller Concessions Inc.

News (online-only): This article has been updated to correct the name of prosecutor Jim Hathaway.

News: A story in Monday's Register about the 2022 class of Iowa Latino Hall of Fame used an incorrect pronoun in reference to Marlú Carolina Abarca, who prefers they/she.

News: A five-year death rate for the Polk County Jail was incorrectly expressed in a Readers' Watchdog column published in the Aug. 22 edition of the Register. It should have been 13 per 100,000. A federal figure for the jail from 2019 should not have been included because it was for a different period and was not directly comparable.

News: Articles in the Aug. 23 and 24 editions of the Register gave an incorrect hometown for Habbo Fokkena, the bankruptcy receiver for B & B Farm Store. He is from Clarksville.

Entertainment: The article on pumpkin patches in central Iowa that ran in the Oct. 2 print issue contained several pricing errors. The price of admission at Center Grove Orchard starts at $16.95. The zipline at Howell's Pumpkin Patch is $10. The additional attractions at Pierce's Pumpkin Patch were updated to reflect its current offerings — a country store and a maze.

News: A quote attributed to Stefanie Smith in an article about Valley West mall was incorrect. Her quote should have read: “It’s just frustrating because it’s four years of my life,” Smith said. “Everything is thrown at us.”

November 2022

Sunday Plus: The Trip on a Tankful story in the Nov. 6 Sunday Plus section listed incorrect hours of operation for Big Rack Brew Haus. The hours of operation are Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

News: A story about Miss Iowa Baily Hodson in Thursday's newspaper misstated her occupation. She is a former Urbandale teacher.

Sunday Plus: The Our Des Moines article in the Sunday Plus section about Hannah Krause misstated Jennifer Hansen's husband's name and identified the address of Eden, an East Village store, incorrectly. The address is 418 E. Sixth Street. Jennifer Hansen's husband is John.

ArticleOur Des Moines: Eden's Hannah Krause continues the apothecary's legacy in the East Village

Sunday Plus: An article on Nicole Tam was updated to reflect the correct hours for “KCCI 8 News This Morning: Weekends.” The show airs for two hours on Saturday from 5 to 6 a.m. and 8 to 9 a.m., and three hours on Sunday from 5 to 8 a.m.

KCCI anchor Nicole Tam is the station's first Asian American in the role (

Sunday Plus: The home in the Iowa Home View in the Sunday, April 16, edition should have been listed in Cumming.

A sauna, custom vented cigar room and pool included in this $1.5 million home in Cumming

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