5 years ago — 2014

It’s reported that tourism spending in Wisconsin rose 4 percent to $17.5 billion in 2013; it increased 3.7 percent in Eau Claire County, 5 percent in Chippewa County and 4 percent in Dunn County.

10 years ago — 2009

Up to 1,100 state workers could be laid off, and most state employees, including those at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout, would be forced to take 16 days of unpaid leave under a budget-balancing plan outlined by Gov. Jim Doyle.

20 years ago — 1999

NATO warplanes drop bombs on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

35 years ago — 1984

Ann W. Barr is appointed Eau Claire County district attorney by Gov. Anthony Earl.