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

MARCH 27 20 years ago (1992) University of Minnesota senior Del Cerney, a 1988 Staples High School graduate, finished third in the 50-yard freestyle final of the NCAA men's swim championship with a time of 19.79 seconds.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 4:34pm

MARCH 26 20 years ago (1992) (Photo) Steve Masimore and Larry Miller took one last ride across Round Lake on their sail sleds recently. The two are part of the Nisswa Sailcats, a club which enjoys windsurfing on the water and sailing on the ice.

Sun, 03/25/2012 - 8:06pm

MARCH 25 20 years ago (1992) District Judge Robert Ryan confirmed today that he will retire at the conclusion of his present term. When announcement was made, Brainerd attorney Fred Casey announced he would seek the position.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 2:09pm

MARCH 23 20 years ago (1992) Teacher layoffs in some area school districts will be the largest in years as school boards and administrators grapple with reductions in state aid.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 4:37pm

MARCH 22 20 years ago (1992) The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team, losers to Mounds View 39-31 in the opening round of the state tournament, roared back to win the consolation title.

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 4:49pm

MARCH 21 20 years ago (1992) Property tax statements being distributed this month will carry a new charge in Crow Wing County.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 3:56pm

MARCH 20 20 years ago (1992) Birney Wilkins, 90, whose name was almost synonymous with the Crow Wing County Fair, died March 19 at his home in rural Brainerd.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 8:00pm

MARCH 19 20 years ago (1992) Baxter Mayor Don O'Brien said the proposed cut in state aids to local governments was a shabby way to balance the state budget while forcing up local property taxes. He said the governor and legislators were incompetent.

Sun, 03/18/2012 - 9:27pm

MARCH 18 20 years ago (1992) Sebeka produced another winner in the 1992 Regional Citizen Bee. Nick Sturm was the winner with 69 points, following Tim Arretche, who won the title in 1989 and went on to take 2nd in the national competition.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 6:17pm

MARCH 16 20 years ago (1992) Three late entrants bring the number of competitors in today's Citizen Bee to 43 students representing 16 area schools. Winners of the contest, sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch, will go on to the state meet in May.

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 5:10pm