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13 fascinating facts about Megan Reuther:
• My first name is Elizabeth, but no one calls me that except doctors and telemarketers.
• I met my husband at work. We fell in love doing a news story about mold.
• We lived on a farm the first two years we were married.
• We have 3 kids: 2 boys and 1 girl.
• My two pinkies are curved.
• I don't like cheese.
• My younger sister and I are only eight months apart.
• I have 30 cousins.
• My first job was washing floors at the family car business.
• I used to hate running. Now I'm training for a half marathon.
• I am from Missouri.
• I can't go to sleep unless my pajamas match.
• I sing the same song to my kids my mom sang to me every night I tuck them into bed.

Megan Reuther joined the Channel 13 News Team in October 2007. She started as the live reporter for the station's top-rated Today in Iowa morning news program. Now, you can see her reports on the Channel 13 News at 5.

Megan came to the station from KWWL in Waterloo where she was an anchor/reporter. Prior to that, she was anchor/reporter at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated with a Journalism/Broadcast News degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Megan says she loves covering parenting issues because that's how she spends most of her time: raising two young sons and a little daughter.

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    Sharing Love of Learning with Little Libraries

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Libraries across the state offer reading programs for kids this summer. Parents have another free and convenient option to borrow a book any hour of the day. Little Free Libraries started popping up in the metro a couple years ago. It’s a weather proof box full of books people typically put in their front yards. Sprinkles of Life Blogger Mollie Lyon says, “The concept is a free standing library, and the concept is to take a book, […]

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    Organizers Want Arts Festival to be Zero Waste

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Thousands will pack Western Gateway Park this weekend for the Des Moines Arts Festival, and organizers want to make the large event easy on the environment. Leaders want to make it a zero waste event by 2016. Production Manager James Bruton says, “We’ve incorporated it in the past, the sustainability aspect of the festival, but when you have a festival that has over 200,000 attendees, there’s a potential for a lot of waste to be generated.” […]

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    Storms Bring Down Power Lines and Tree Branches

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Sirens woke up people in Polk County overnight. Tornado sirens were activated around 1 a.m. because of straight-line winds. The strong storms brought down tree branches and knocked down power lines. About 30,000 people were without power in the Des Moines area around 5 a.m. Tuesday. The number dropped to about 19,000 at 7 a.m. Click here to see more from MidAmerican Energy. Des Moines Police warn of blockages on your way to work. Many intersections do not have traffic […]

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    Group Raising Money to Fight Deadly Cancer

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – A group is gearing up for their second run/walk to raise money to fight lung cancer. LUNGevity’s Breathe Deep Des Moines will take place Saturday, June 21 at 8 a.m. at the Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines. The group’s goal is to raise $15,000 this year. All the money goes to research lung cancer. Co-Chair Mike Zavacki says, “Really just trying to do everything we can to rid the world of the disease.” […]

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    GAS SAFETY: Trade Your Old Container For Free Safer Model

    Many of us keep red plastic gas containers in our garage to fill our lawnmowers. This weekend, you can exchange your old can for a safer one. Last September, 10-year-old Christopher Allsup was starting a fire with his brother to roast marshmallows. He was using a gas can and it exploded burning 90 percent of his body. He later died from his injuries. In his honor, his family is encouraging people to trade in old plastic containers for new metal […]

  • GIVING GARDENS: Employers Work The Land

    Gardens are growing around the metro, and people will soon get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. One metro plot of land won’t just benefit the people working the land, and you might be surprised where the produce is growing. Pulling weeds is fun for Ann Michelson. She says, “I find it very therapeutic, to weed, to plant seeds, to watch them grow.” She grows tomatoes, beets, beans and more on this plot of land, but it isn’t in […]

  • CAMPUS FIRE: ISU’s Sweeney Hall Damaged

    A fire Friday morning damaged millions of dollars worth of Iowa State University lab equipment and set back months of student lab work. That’s according to ISU officials who say firefighters responded to Sweeney Hall at 5 AM. They found smoke and flames visible from a mechanical room on the roof. The building is home to the chemical and biological engineering departments. Several labs and offices received smoke and water damage. Department chairman, Andy Hillier says the greatest losses are […]

  • DAM TO DAM: Runner Set For 35th Race

    Saturday is a big day for thousands of runners heading to Des Moines. This is the 35th year for Iowa’s distance classic Dam to Dam, and one runner has been there since the beginning. John Beamer, 74, ran the first Dam to Dam in 1980 with his then eight-year-old son after a group of marathon runners started the race. He says, “If the group went to the trouble to put on the race, the least I could do is participate, and […]

  • SWEAT EQUITY: Women Build Habitat Home

    More volunteers are needed to build a home for a family of four. The build isn’t your typical construction site. Damber and Dhan moved to Des Moines four years ago after spending several years in a foreign refugee camp. Soon, they will live the American dream. Dhan says, “I’m very happy to get my own house. This is my property. I’m very happy.” Volunteers with the Greater Des Moines Habitat For Humanity’s Hammers and Heels project are working on their […]

  • HOSPITAL DISTRACTION: Gaming System Helps Patients

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    BLOOD DRIVE: Honoring Princess Camryn

    Staff, teachers and friends wanted to help when a little girl’s cancer returned this spring. The project became even more meaningful for the family. We first met Camryn Storbeck in the summer of 2012. Princess Camryn was enjoying her first camp during a break from what she called her icky cancer. Dad Paul Storbeck says, “Princess Camryn is our daughter who about 3 and a half years ago was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. It was pretty devastating news […]

  • CAMPING CABINS: Not Exactly Roughing It

    Camping season kicks into high gear this weekend. And, we’re taking you inside the newest place to enjoy the great outdoors. But, this destination isn’t your typical camping experience. Far inside Polk County’s Jester Park near Shelter 5, you’ll find four new cabins. Sharon Mikulan says, “The drive in here, we’re just so fortunate.” Her husband Ray Mikulan says, “It’s just unbelievable.” But, this isn’t exactly roughing it. Mrs. Mikulan says, “It’s going to be my kind of roughing it.” […]


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