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Respect Life Essay Contest

The annual Respect Life Essay Contest sponsored by the department of Marriage, Family and Life of the Diocese of Duluth has begun. The essay contest strives to promote middle- and high-school students’ ability to articulate the arguments for respecting life. This year’s theme is “Live the Gospel of Life.” Students in middle school, grades 5-8, and high-school, grades 9-12, are eligible. All submissions should be postmarked by Dec. 18. Prize amounts are higher this year since Covid has messed up almost everything else (first prize is $150, second is $75, and third is $50). You may also see the guidelines and poster found under “Links” at or contact Betsy Kneepkens at (218) 724-9111 or [email protected]

FertilityCare introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs, a FertilityCare Center, holds free Creighton Model FertilityCare System introductory sessions. CrMS is based on the knowledge and understanding of the naturally-occurring phases of a woman’s fertility and infertility. A woman can know her cycles and use this information for the maintenance of her health. Further, couples can use this knowledge to plan their family and build their future together. To get started, call (218) 786-2378 or visit