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

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

NOVEMBER 30 20 years ago (1991) (Adv.) Deck the Halls! Decorate Your Home or Business. Wreaths: 20-inch - $6.88; 30-inch - $13.88; 48-inch - $34.88. Christmas Trees: 2-foot - $4.88; 6-foot - $69.88; 10-foot - $200.88.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 8:14pm

NOVEMBER 29 20 years ago (1991) Time heals, but scars last. None of four Brainerd area men who were at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, drives a Japanese car. They remember.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 7:40pm

20 years ago (1991) Stefania Sepich never expected to see her 100th birthday. Now that it's here she isn't particularly excited. There will be a party for her at Bethany Good Samaritan Village where she has lived for three years, the result of a broken hip suffered while shopping. 30 years ago (1981...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:15pm

20 years ago (1991) (Edit.) Today, we're proud to be able to salute our sports and academic heroes at the same time. The Warrior football team finished a 9-2 season playing for a section title, but they won the football academic state championship with a 3.51 team grade-point average. 30 years ago (...

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 6:21pm

20 years ago (1991) A failed engine is being blamed for an aborted take-off and airplane crash at the Brainerd Crow Wing County Regional Airport. The 35-year-old pilot and a 76-year-old woman passenger remain hospitalized at St. Joseph's Medical Center. 30 years ago (1981) Rep. Don Samuelson met wi...

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 8:01pm