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The International Festival Concludes Today

The International Festival Concludes Today

Heritage Park of North Iowa will conclude its second annual International Festival at Heritage Park today, at Heritage Park of North Iowa in Forest City. Admission is free with an item for local food banks. The International Festival is a celebration of global heritage, food, music, dance, art and games for all ages. The family-friendly festival will include


North Iowa Community Hymnsing Today

The North Iowa Community Hymnsings are celebrating Spring, Summer and Vacation time on Sunday, June 28 when the group gathers at the First Congregational Church of Buffalo Center, Iowa at 7:00 PM. The hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor

Mark Kende

Drake University Law Prof: SCOTUS Vindicates Iowa Ruling

Drake University constitutional law professor Mark Kende says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision is broad in finding same-sex marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause and due process rights of citizens. Kende says Friday the majority ruling of the court in the 5-4 decision “emphasizes the strength with which the majority wants to

Bob Vander Plaats

Vander Plaats Says Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Exceptionally Wrong’

Iowa Christian conservative Bob Vander Plaats, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, says the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion creates a constitutional crisis. Vander Plaats says the Constitution “was trampled on by activist judges who went way outside of their scope of jurisdiction and defied the laws of nature and nature’s God and it’s going to