Dubuque has been rated as “outstanding” by an Iowa tourism group. The city received the Outstanding Community award at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference in Des Moines. Iowa Tourism presents awards in more than two dozen categories each year, ranging from Outstanding Attraction to Outstanding Website. There are two divisions: rural and metro. Metro competitors come from cities with populations greater than 10-thousand, while rural communities fall below that level. Council Bluffs was last year’s winner of the Outstanding Community in the metro division.