5 years ago — 2013 Bluegrass/folk rockers Trampled By Turtles sell out the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center. 10 years ago — 2008 Gov. Jim Doyle seeks answers after a snowstorm blocks the westbound lanes of I-39/90, backing up traffic for 19 miles. 20 years ago — 1998 A 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after tearing up a local Dairy Queen. 35 years ago — 1983 Gov. Anthony Earl calls for $1 billion in new taxes and $500 million in budget cuts.
5 years ago — 2013 Greg Biffle, among the leading drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, signs autographs for employees of the 3M plant in Menomonie, where he competed in go-cart races on an indoor track. 10 years ago — 2008 Gov. Jim Doyle speaks at the annual meeting of Momentum Chippewa Valley, a regional economic development organization. 20 years ago — 1998 The miniature “Big Ben” at London Square Mall is donated to the Chippewa Valley Museum. 35 years