Ian Richardson, The Des Moines Register

Ian Richardson

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Ian:

Here's who's running for local school boards across the Des Moines metro

School board elections will be Nov. 5, the same day as city elections. → Read More

Off-price home furnishings chain HomeGoods planning Ankeny store

The new 22,000-square-foot store would be in front of Mills Fleet Farm. → Read More

The Simple Greek is bringing build-your-own gyros and Mediterranean bowls to Ankeny

Diners will be able to assemble their own Greek gyros and bowls at a new fast casual restaurant opening in Ankeny next month. → Read More

'What time is it on?' Tom Steyer asks of debate as he holds Iowa events, visits 99-year-old aunt

Steyer is among a trio of 2020 candidates spending time in Iowa Thursday after missing the debate requirements. → Read More

Nomi's Asian Cuisine reopening in Altoona after repairing where SUV drove into building last month

The restaurant closed Aug. 15 after a sport utility vehicle drove into the building's front wall, leaving a gaping hole. → Read More

Road Machinery & Supplies Co. building facility in Bondurant

The Minnesota-based company, which sells and services large equipment, will build a new location in Bondurant. → Read More

Here's who's running for city council in Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston and Urbandale

The filing deadline to run for city offices in Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston and Urbandale was 5 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

Altoona police report 'active situation' near Prairie Meadows, Adventureland

They are asking the public to stay away from the area. → Read More

Iowa DOT closing I-35 entrance ramp from Ankeny's East First Street

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday and will remain in place until early September. → Read More

Uptown Garage Brewing Co. bringing auto-themed brewery to Ankeny's Uptown district

Uptown Garage Brewing Co. will open Aug. 3 at 305 SW Walnut St. in Ankeny, the former site of Miller Auto Repair and Service. → Read More

Body found behind cooler at Iowa supermarket was employee who went missing 10 years ago

Authorities on Monday said they have identified the man as Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada who was reported missing in November 2009. → Read More

Indianola man threatened with eviction from mobile home park after he couldn't afford repairs

"I know my trailer needs to be fixed," he said. "I thought maybe I'd get some help by now." → Read More

Police: Des Moines woman stole nearly $5,600 from woman with dementia

Court documents say Chavez was the power of attorney for the victim and stole $5,591.40 from her bank account. → Read More

DOT warns of traffic backups ahead of I-35 exit ramp closure in Ankeny

Starting Sunday night, the Iowa Department of Transportation will begin a month-long closure of the northbound Interstate 35 exit ramp onto East First Street. → Read More

The Phoenix, Adventureland's new spinning roller coaster, is officially open

The Altoona amusement park announced this morning it will open its brand-new spinning roller coaster, The Phoenix, when the park opens on Thursday. → Read More

Altoona’s Sugar Shack is coming back: Take a sneak peek inside the new location

After more than eight months, owner Mark Poulos said the Altoona eatery is about to return. → Read More

Dollar Tree coming to new Altoona commercial development near Adventureland

Dollar Tree is the first tenant announced for a new development south of Adventureland and east of the Altoona Wal-Mart. → Read More

After 2-year hiatus, Altoona Palooza is back

The daylong summer festival is returning for an eighth time this Saturday after taking a two-year hiatus in 2017 and 2018. → Read More

Iowa 415 to close overnight near Saylorville on Monday

A major link between Des Moines and Ankeny will fully close for one night to allow for repair work. → Read More

This 102-year-old WWII veteran outlived every honor in the Altoona Carpenters union — so they added another one

When John McCurdy of Des Moines took up carpentry in the late 1930s, the going pay rate was 35 cents an hour. → Read More