5 years ago — 2014

A tornado strikes Colfax — damaging a number of buildings and trees — but no injuries are reported.

10 years ago — 2009

Larry Mboga of Kenya wins both the 10-kilometer and 2-mile races in the 15th annual RCU Charity Classic in Eau Claire.

20 years ago — 1999

A national survey ranks the computer as the top technological innovation of the 20th century.

35 years ago — 1984

The state likely will raise its drinking age to 21 to comply with a federal mandate.