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100 years of Brainerd Dispatch Headlines from today's date.

APRIL 8 20 years ago (1994) Brainerd-based KVBR-AM Radio has been purchased by Ingstad Broadcasting, parent company of Sioux Valley Broadcasting, which already owns KLIZ-AM and KLZ-FM in Brainerd.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:50pm

APRIL 7 20 years ago (1994) Ginny Simms, a big-band singer, Broadway and screen actress, died of a heart attack in Palm Springs. She was 81. She and former husband, Don Eastvold, bought Breezy Point Lodge on Pelican Lake in 1963.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:45pm

APRIL 6 20 years ago (1994) Several county citizens urged the county board to return to hand-counted paper ballots after they said equipment breakdowns eroded the public's trust in the election system.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:49pm

APRIL 4 20 years ago (1994) Bob Loss, a member of the Brainerd Moose Lodge since 1954, was recently chosen Minnesota Moose of the Year.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:14pm

APRIL 3 20 years ago (1994) Warren Williams will receive the Outstanding Scouter Award at the recognition dinner of the Central Minnesota Boy Scouts. The award recognizes outstanding service and support from volunteers.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:33pm

APRIL 2 20 years ago (1994) A Crosslake Telephone Co. committee allowed reporters from the Dispatch and the Country Echo into its meeting after a Dispatch attorney protested closing a public meeting.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:18pm

APRIL 1 20 years ago (1994) Trying to avoid a head-on collision with a car, the driver of a gasoline tanker truck left Hwy 371 near Ft. Ripley and rolled into the ditch. About 1,500 gallons of gas had leaked as of this morning.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:21pm

MARCH 31 20 years ago (1994) Brainerd attorney Don Ryan, a partner in the law firm Ryan, Ruttger and Drake, has announced his candidacy for Crow Wing County Attorney. "The Ryan family has provided legal services here since 1903.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 5:52pm

MARCH 30 20 years ago (1994) Earl LeDoux rolled a perfect 300 game in the Monday Nite Mixer league at Brainerd Bowling Center.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:06pm

MARCH 28 20 years ago (1994) Jaime Mueller of Brainerd skied to a 15th place finish in the 5km freestyle to earn All-America honors at the USSA Junior Olympics in Bend, Oregon.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:20pm