I'll be starting at DMU in August. I'm from Minnesota, so I'll (initally) be renting a room near in south Des Moines (near the airport) and coming back to Minnesota on the weekends. Any seasoned Des Moines people: What is the morning traffic like in Des Moines? Will I need to allow myself lots of extra time in the mornings to get to class? We lived in St. Louis for 4 years while my husband went to seminary, and the morning commute there could be awful.