5 years ago — 2014

The state Department of Tourism reports that visitors pumped about $17.5 billion into the Wisconsin economy in 2013, up 4 percent from the year before.

10 years ago — 2009

Eau Claire-based Ayres Associates is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

20 years ago — 1999

The Rev. Jesse Jackson helps secure the release of three U.S. prisoners of war held by Serbia.

35 years ago — 1984

Pope John Paul II pleads for Korean unity at the start of a trip to Asia.