5 years ago — 2016

Eau Claire-based RCU earns a 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for its Future U.S. Entrepreneurs program that targets middle-school students.

10 years ago — 2011

Protests in Madison against Gov. Scott Walker‘s anti-union budget repair bill cause some schools to close because of a lack of teachers.

20 years ago — 2001

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt dies in a crash at the Daytona 500.

35 years ago — 1986

A state Department of Transportation report recommends the river crossing for a proposed bridge on Eau Claire’s north side should follow La Salle Street from U.S. 53 west.