5 years ago — 2015

Thanks to fundraising efforts, hockey players in Chippewa Falls are playing the sport indoors in town during the summer; in the past, Chippewa Ice Arena went generally unused from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

10 years ago — 2010

Tubers are being advised to stay off the Chippewa River in Eau Claire because of its high level and rapid flow.

20 years ago — 2000

A federal court order issued at the request of the recording industry likely will shut down the popular online song-sharing service Napster.

35 years ago — 1985

U.S. Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wis., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says “the time of big defense spending increases is over.”