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

DECEMBER 21 20 years ago (1991) The problem: How to get a bunch of students and faculty members excited about a food drive. The answer: Make it a competition.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:06pm

DECEMBER 20 20 years ago (1991) Ask any coach and most will say that polls aren't worth the paper they're printed on. The Little Falls boys' basketball team proved that with a stunning 49-48 overtime win over the 10th-ranked Warriors.

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 4:36pm

DECEMBER 19 20 years ago (1991) County attorney Jack Graham has asked the district court to overrule the county board on his 1992 budget. Graham asked for $281,000 and was cut to $252,000.

Sun, 12/18/2011 - 9:42pm

DECEMBER 18 20 years ago (1991) Less than half of the area's 13 school districts have settled teacher contracts for the 1991-93 biennium, although all are continuing to negotiate. The remaining districts have until Jan.

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 8:25pm

DECEMBER 16 20 years ago (1991) A year ago today, the canine unit of the county sheriff's office apprehended a man who abducted and assaulted three women near Aitkin. Since then the man was sentenced to 90 years in prison, and the dog, Joker, has died.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 7:44pm

DECEMBER 15 20 years ago (1991) Area legislators and promoters will lobby hard in 1992 to win state park status for nearly 5,000 acres of abandoned mining property on the Cuyuna Range.

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 5:19pm

DECEMBER 13 20 years ago (1991) Some people can't get any breaks. Eric Loge would like to avoid them. For the second straight season the Brainerd man is racing snowmobiles while hindered by a bone fracture.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:28pm

DECEMBER 9 20 years ago (1991) After surviving an emergency appendectomy and rush evacuation during a civil uprising in the African nation of Zaire, two former Peace Corps volunteers survived another close call when their Greyhound bus overturned near Little Falls. David and Jill Walker are safe. 3...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 10:57pm

DECEMBER 8 20 years ago (1991) Fifty-two percent field goal shooting and dominant rebounding - 38 to 14 - took the Warriors to an 81-57 season opening victory over Bemidji. Center Kyle Smith led the parade with 25 points and 9 rebounds.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 8:59pm

DECEMBER 5 20 years ago (1991) Workers at Crow Wing Coop Power and Light have voted 36-15 in favor of union representation at the bargaining table. The vote affected about 50 maintenance and construction employees.

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 7:02pm