The Des Moines launch, our virtual “Grand Opening” of sorts in this community, took place on January 14, 2010 to coincide with the launch of our site redesign (see “Welcome to Silicon Prairie News Version 2.0”). Our first post on a Des Moines company, however, dates back to September 2008 when Jeff Slobotski talked with Nathan T. Wright and Hillary Brown of Lava Row – “SPN interviews Nathan Wright & Hillary Brown of Lava Row – but we didn’t start regular coverage until a full year later when I became the first official Des Moines contributor. Looking back at our first official year in Des Moines, here’s our Top 10 Moments of 2010:

10. Official Launch of the Des Moines Edition

The site redesign, which premiered in January…

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This past year, we published over 160 videos containing all or part of our interviews with entrepreneurs, creatives and investors as well as events that we produce and those that we cover. Outside of our Big Omaha video series, in which some videos receive tens of thousands of views, are most-watched video of 2010 came from an interview with Omaha…

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Get ready for a mini-series of 2010 top 10 lists these next few days, beginning with our most-read posts today, our most-watched videos tomorrow and rounding it out on Friday with our most-commented posts. We’ll also have a year in review as well as a 2011 predictions post.

Here’s our top 10 most-read posts of 2010 (by pageviews, click on…

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