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.