5 years ago — 2013
SGI announces it agreed to sell its manufacturing building in Chippewa Falls to St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil Circuit for $6 million, a move in which 330 employees are expected to retain their jobs.
10 years ago — 2008
The state will have to leave 3,500 state jobs vacant, eliminate employee bonuses and cut agencies’ budgets by 12.5 percent to deal with the worst projected budget deficit in its history, Gov. Jim Doyle says.
20 years ago — 1998
Altoona officials consider hiring sharpshooters to thin the city’s deer herd.
35 years ago — 1983
Eau Claire will send a package of letters and small gifts to its “sister city” in the Soviet Union, Velikiy Ustyug.