5 years ago — 2013
Hugo Chavez, longtime president of Venezuela, dies after a nearly two-year battle with cancer.
10 years ago — 2008
Eau Claire North, Eau Claire Regis and Eleva-Strum advance to state in boys basketball.
20 years ago — 1998
Minnesota’s state Senate refuses funding for St. Paul’s $130 million hockey arena project.
35 years ago — 1983
Rapidly melting snow causes area rivers to rise above flood stage.