5 years ago — 2016

State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser announces he’ll retire in the summer after nearly 18 years on the court.

10 years ago — 2011

Chippewa Falls shirt and tie manufacturer XMI Corp. announces it’s closing due to “consumer conditions and changes in the retail climate.”

20 years ago — 2001

Pope John Paul II asks President George W. Bush to spare the life of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

35 years ago — 1986

Ron Doering of Eau Claire will run as a Republican for the state Assembly seat held by Rep. Mark Lewis, D-Eau Claire.