Ames USDA Lab Confirms Bronx Zoo Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19

Update, 4/5: Since the Informer (and many other news outlets) covered this story earlier today, a number of readers have questioned why a COVID-19...

ISU College Republicans Embrace the Nativism of Trump

As part of an effort to fill administration positions with Trump loyalists, the White House in early March hired Anthony Labruna, who at the...

Smartphone Location Data Suggests State, Story County Could Do More to Limit Coronavirus Spread

Update, 4/5: Since this article was published, Unacast has downgraded Iowa's rating from a C to an F. Story County's rating has dropped from...

Scott Griffen Already Pleaded Guilty to One Felony. Now He Faces Three More.

Last week, the Story County attorney’s office filed three felony charges and an additional serious misdemeanor against former Ames businessman Scott Griffen for tax...

Boeing CEO Ousted After Deadly Crashes Is Iowa Native, Iowa State University Grad

Until Dec. 23, when he was fired in the aftermath of two deadly jet crashes, Dennis Muilenburg was the CEO of Boeing, a multinational...

The Mountebank of Main Street, Revisited

Since August, when we published our exclusive, 12,000-word report on Ames businessman Scott Griffen’s decade-long track record of deceit and brazen disregard for the...

Subject of Recent Slumlord Expose Was Story County GOP-Endorsed AG Candidate

In mid-December, the Ames Tribune ran a three-part series on the deplorable conditions at four low-income apartment complexes in the neighboring town of Nevada...

Court Rules Scott Griffen, Olde Main Owe Sysco More Than $200k

Ames businessman Scott Griffen and the downtown brewpub he once ran, Olde Main Brewing Co., collectively owe the food products distributor Sysco Iowa Inc....

Whiskey River Owners Buy Olde Main

The Ames Main Street property where the Olde Main Brewing Co. previously operated was purchased last week by an Ankeny couple who own the...

The Mountebank of Main Street

I “A major catalyst for Ames” Thursday, November 8, 2018, was another good day for the Ames Chamber of Commerce, or so it seemed at the...