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

DECEMBER 23 20 years ago (1993) Holiday sales have many area merchants singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Patrons are buying and cash tills are ringing. Larry Anderson of J.C. Penney says, "It's been great.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 6:26pm

DECEMBER 22 20 years ago (1993) Ticket holders to Linda Eder's Christmas concert tomorrow won't be able to take their seats until the doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:40pm

DECEMBER 20 20 years ago (1993) (Edit.) Some people say Joe Melby has been a Dispatch printer so long he helped to invent type. Yes, that's a joke, but he's been here so long that he's seen technology transform the printed word.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:12pm

DECEMBER 19 20 years ago (1993) Entries only a few blocks apart in south Brainerd were winners in the 7th Annual Brainerd-Baxter Lighting Contest. The Holiday Inn on South 6th Street took top honors in the commercial division, while R.L.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:56pm

DECEMBER 18 20 years ago (1993) A woman, who sold a 1950s Hummel figurine to Rolland and Birgit Voeller of Birgit's Jewelers, has been found.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 6:48pm

DECEMBER 17 20 years ago (1993) For a relatively small audience, questions were plentiful at a public hearing on funding for a fire hall in Nisswa.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:24pm

DECEMBER 16 20 years ago (1993) The city of Nisswa and neighbors of the controversial Gull Lake public access have reached agreement on a litigation strategy against the DNR if a lawsuit is necessary.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:21pm

DECEMBER 15 20 years ago (1993) The Brainerd Community College women's basketball team pulled down an incredible 73 rebounds in overpowering Hibbing 88-44.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:06pm

DECEMBER 13 20 years ago (1993) (Edit.) Rubble and memories will likely be all that's left of the old Dispatch building in downtown by the time this paper hits your doorstep.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:42pm

DECEMBER 12 20 years ago (1993) Mike Johnson hit a free throw with 22 seconds left in OT to give Brainerd a 76-75 conference win at previously unbeaten Rocori.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 7:40pm