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Katie Akin @katie_akin Des Moines, IA

Retail reporter @DMRegister / Former politics intern @DMRegister, managing editor @chicagomaroon and intern @politifact

656 Following   811 Followers   1,134 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/25/16


We have two more eaglets as of last night! Welcome, Decorah littles! @DMRegister https://t.co/1AotKFDDro
Retweeted by Katie AkinWatch live at 11 a.m.: Gov. Kim Reynolds to hold coronavirus news conference https://t.co/zVD3z1Rnt3
Retweeted by Katie AkinI just want to go to the Farmers' Market 😢😢😢https://t.co/pAlvBbJcoG
4/6
2020
9:35 pm time to think abt the fact i look exactly like the little boy from kiki’s delivery service https://t.co/s2VfecQjJS
4/4
2020
Romantix asking Iowans....... what truly is “essential” 🤔 https://t.co/efAs5omJSBThe story I’ve been waiting for: ⁦@sarahkayleblanc⁩ spoke with Barbara Fisher, Ames woman & the person with… https://t.co/EVqpZNHCkD
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4/3
2020
INBOX: West Elm is offering virtual interior design consultations for home offices...... or, if an IRL redesign is… https://t.co/2cPPhec0c8Hello. It’s Thursday, April 2. Here's the latest on the coronavirus effects in Iowa: Democratic leaders in the Iowa… https://t.co/cC3IswSTRD
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4/2
2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds hinted today that she is looking at extending school and business closures in Iowa due to… https://t.co/tNyG0DUEaZ
Retweeted by Katie Akin#BREAKING: Polk County sees first COVID-19 death; another 52 test positive in Iowa https://t.co/erLecTUd0b
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4/1
2020
BREAKING: Judge rules Iowa engaged in torture against juvenile boys. Orders the state to cease use of "the wrap" im… https://t.co/9tGp3Fqbce
Retweeted by Katie Akin"If half the businesses down here go out of business, it's bad for everybody," Fontenelle co-owner Erich Bockman sa… https://t.co/9HEETM9aNP
Retweeted by Katie Akinsarah CALLED me with this breaking news and it was the highlight of my whole day!!!!! we LOVE the decorah eagle fam… https://t.co/cDKdX0BUq8several days later, I completed Stephen’s #dsmlocalchallenge and got zombie burger 😍 (photography skills bad, but… https://t.co/yMGiFWQPZj
3/31
2020
Robert Garff, 77, had fallen ill after a trip to California and died Sunday. He served as speaker of the state Hou… https://t.co/gQ3gcLbzBb
Retweeted by Katie AkinToday my employer announced that its newsrooms, including @DMRegister, will furlough staff one week per month for t… https://t.co/gA85MFFs2C
Retweeted by Katie AkinTruckers are busier to bring supplies to people who are relying on supplies to get them through sheltering in place… https://t.co/dip1kXIqEy
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3/30
2020
my beloved amazon stories..... are finally published 😭😭😭 i worked really hard on these over the course of a month… https://t.co/v73d2SYHrl
3/28
2020
the first ten seconds of this video deserve a grammy https://t.co/YNkGKWLv0y @dylanewells favorite is a strong word perhaps.... but it is the one i have the most Vivid memory of lol1. this is so cute 2. i was like “oh, what is my favorite fair food?” and my immediate and only thought was the egg… https://t.co/0hovB14pn3Both @kumandgo and @caseysgenstore will pay an extra $2 per hour for a limited time and provide other benefits. https://t.co/CWDYPbpktd
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3/27
2020
me, retail reporting: better go check the gas station websites, see if i missed any important press releases!! qui… https://t.co/HhpB3klm3I @DaveAkin does my father want to fight me about pineapple on pizza? bc i'm surprised this didn't come up in the 18… https://t.co/W4OGF2XKTH.@HyVee is the latest grocer to reward its front-line employees for their work during the pandemic: https://t.co/L6yr6xebw5
Retweeted by Katie Akini adopted a cat a week and a half ago and i would literally die for him. here’s a picture of him sleeping on my fac… https://t.co/ZEtm7iCku1 @ByJakeKurtz it’s No Longer Frozen and that’s all i need @d0lly_lover nope it’s straight from mama digiornoalso if any of y’all try to start a fight abt pineapple on pizza????? BLOCKED and reported let me live my life !!!!!!!i don’t want to brag, but i put a frozen pizza in the oven right before i started an interview, then finished the c… https://t.co/e7sZeXUL3hi have already watched this a million times https://t.co/LHZxfZdklT
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3/26
2020
Proposed Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh to include drive-thru for a local favorite coffee chain https://t.co/belhnwj62n via @DMRegister
Retweeted by Katie AkinThere was a herd of bison walking right toward me at @YellowstoneNPS today! https://t.co/sdrBvojpwF
Retweeted by Katie Akin @HelloTimWebber @LetsJett and remind us what time u get off on wednesdays? for future reference?The Height of Luxury https://t.co/Tjv0MkrjsT.@JohnstonCSD is closed because of the #coronavirus, so this morning the elementary teachers held the sweetest teac… https://t.co/dYJeJIz0kq
Retweeted by Katie Akinrummaging around for snacks and found a bag of candy that i took from the press room at the January presidential de… https://t.co/8uAI6TfRnZThere are some 1,200 Amish people in Johnson and Washington counties who don't access TVs or the internet. Getting… https://t.co/PR243myqds
Retweeted by Katie AkinCITYVIEW magazine announced it will suspend publication for at least six weeks, joining the long list of businesses… https://t.co/kBXUG2utbB
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3/25
2020
Iowa is in the bottom five states for social distancing based on smartphone data. Based on the reporting… https://t.co/ZZY5jw2ToWThe call for @IAGovernor to issue #coronavirus stay-at-home order is growing. https://t.co/2NmkkuIuPp @DMRegister @katie_akin
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3/24
2020
Facing a nationwide shortage of protective masks, the #JOANNFABRICHIVE is stepping up. https://t.co/MWAh3PcSop
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3/23
2020
@HelloTimWebber @animalcrossing people wouldn’t need to google it if they just listened to blathers explain it at the museum 😤😤😤😤Accurate depiction of me trying to have a chill conversation and not think about COVID-19 news https://t.co/RReqPiNkDH
Retweeted by Katie Akinsocial distancing day 6: made a new friend 🥺 https://t.co/k2f0Qo5ROF
3/22
2020
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie has asked residents to voluntarily stay home — only leaving for essentials like groce… https://t.co/7YZSEC9dOz
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3/21
2020
@kelsey_kremer hella cute!!!! thank u this is good content. everyone please show me their homes!!!!!!!!! it's all i want!why would anyone blur their background on video calls. let me see your house 😤😤😤if you remember this you may be entitled to financial compensation https://t.co/00FNt5HulHnot the first (or the last) time I’ve cried at one of @CourtneyCare’s stories..... oof https://t.co/IjL4plRLrT
3/20
2020
INBOX: free lunch AND hand sanitizer ?? https://t.co/CQBzKs6wJY https://t.co/PCcqbd7X2y @LetsJett @HelloTimWebber bye tim!!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️Social services programs are in a tough spot with the COVID-19 outbreak: they have more people to help than ever, b… https://t.co/yqnh04xcpE
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3/19
2020
When a lot of people are hoarding, this family is sharing: https://t.co/7GWZLL18is @DMRegister
Retweeted by Katie AkinWHEN will the des moines register let me fly to new york and write a piece on bon appetit's claire saffitz 😤😤😤 https://t.co/q5JhZSQpPJ
3/18
2020
https://t.co/oF04qdNJaO @HelloTimWebber me thinking about the amount of smartfood popcorn i’ve consumed in the last two days https://t.co/BWdHtv2a7E
3/17
2020
treating coronavirus lockdown as maternity leave for me and my infant son, President Abraham Lincoln (aka Abe) 💕😍🥺 https://t.co/o5E3gtGr4hsocial distancing, or as I like to call it, https://t.co/fnK5h6vvPq
3/16
2020
my mother on the phone: did you HEAR that starbucks won’t let me use personal cups anymore me: interesting you sho… https://t.co/GtWooUbwAzwhy was i tweeting about sam’s club for all of yesterday??? this is why! and i’m very pleased with how it turned… https://t.co/6ssD1fSRVQStarting at 6 p.m. today, Des Moines schools are closed due to COVID-19 for at least 17 days. But that might only m… https://t.co/a6NMIxoK0I
Retweeted by Katie AkinBREAKING: https://t.co/Kz4fTC7v17
3/13
2020
what a day huh folks https://t.co/AX3mz5nQPc @tennice_ i went to the show and was like “oh is this the custom camero” and they were like “Ma’am This is a Corvet… https://t.co/QAzC69kZBS @tennice_ i cannot relate to your experiences ellieSam’s Club killed my computer :^( https://t.co/EiJpZd9iZ9“This is worse than Black Friday,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”Just talked to an assistant manager stocking tissues. All paper products are limited two per day per membership. He… https://t.co/gx3zPsSsBbI’m at Sam’s Club in Windsor Heights talking to shoppers about coronavirus. The problem so far is that everything… https://t.co/PMEN5M80Suafter writing this story, i've had the new, strange experience of Noticing the Make and Model of the cars around me… https://t.co/q7MTNnydOV
3/12
2020
@LetsJett this is a good meme. i am convinced of your youth and humor. thanks
3/10
2020
today’s the last day to see the k. renee mannequins in the skywalk............ goodnight sweet princes https://t.co/qjOJ3bTSKJ🚨🚨🚨 caucuses may be over but it still deserves siren emojis!!! 🚨🚨🚨 https://t.co/nB5jD2NSJQDISCUSS: is this a good idea https://t.co/PSSzoJfTya
3/6
2020
Jordan Creek Town Center to open White Rabbit Virtual Reality Arcade on Friday https://t.co/Ygij2lgnsd via @DMRegister
Retweeted by Katie AkinA Dubuque woman is suing Jimmy Johns, alleging a sandwich she ate from one of its Iowa restaurants led to an E. col… https://t.co/m19TYCL8SY
Retweeted by Katie AkinAs I was skulking around outside the restaurant, a man in an SUV drove up and was like "are they closed?" and I was… https://t.co/DSx1YTwnA2
3/5
2020
https://t.co/llKk5sBVsNyes i did buy it.... gotta get ahead of the demand 😤😤 https://t.co/6eniamJUGcspent all day writing about a shortage of face masks and LO AND BEHOLD..... https://t.co/vqX6vc38qa
3/4
2020
never have i wanted a milkshake So Much as i did while writing this story......... https://t.co/FMbHPp2WZN @HelloTimWebber @shelbyfleig but i didn’t say bye to u yesterday so it all evens out
3/3
2020
BREAKING: Carl’s continues to be Closed. :-( https://t.co/abZHd4li74or like. in addition to reading the news. obvi you can and should do both. hell yeah(sidenote you could ALSO be losing derby games instead of reading the news!!! join @DesMoinesRD!!) https://t.co/C9F6LuiuW9I missed the news that Buttigieg dropped out bc I was busy losing a roller derby game!! let’s go corn babies! https://t.co/bZSQ1xuukA
3/2
2020
the number of times i have seen that beach towel snake video is: - unfair - unnecessary - downright appallingcivilization's progress ended when we stopped writing book titles like this https://t.co/EPhQTHTlYJ
Retweeted by Katie AkinJust days after the FDA released a letter connecting Jimmy John's to a Nov - Dec E. coli outbreak in Iowa, the CDC… https://t.co/KbMyUwtRAg
2/28
2020
@sarahkayleblanc congrats to sarah on her beautiful bird babies"their success is my success and their struggles are my struggles" - @sarahkayleblanc on the Decorah eagles https://t.co/jmXznzbOxh
2/27
2020
Did you catch a glimpse of these giant houses parading across town last night? https://t.co/EfYDCT4lkj
Retweeted by Katie AkinI spoke with Dr. Pedati earlier today about the coronavirus and what Iowans need to know: https://t.co/khhUnkpIjq
Retweeted by Katie Akinjust hours before @RachelSB's brussel sprout trek, another sprout PERMANENTLY disappears from the Jimmy John's menu… https://t.co/GEEQ1HIbeRIf you Happened to go to Blaze Pizza tonight for dinner, you Might coincidentally mention Des Moines Roller Derby,… https://t.co/m1KbrIlqrq
2/26
2020
POLL: do i deserve a reporting credit on this story for describing the entire plot of glee to @robinlopsahl 🤔 https://t.co/8E4C1Bl1Of
2/25
2020
Two Gordmans stores in Des Moines are closing "in the near future" https://t.co/rPf2l9JP5H
2/24
2020
researching grocery delivery options in des moines by pretending to order $50 of ground beef from each very fearf… https://t.co/fHVlB8zISHthank u @smithbm12 for spreading the important news
2/21
2020

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