A view from the upper chamber

US Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, visited Storm Lake as part of a thank-you tour after announcing that he will not run for re-election in 2014.

Harkin lunched at the Diane and Steve Hamilton home at noon, then stopped by the Discovery Center at Little Storm Lake.

Harkin secured a $175,000 grant for development of the center — among the many earmarks he directed to The City Beautiful.

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