5 years ago — 2014
A video of Rice Lake logger Garrett Smith helping a black bear remove a rusty milk can from its head becomes a YouTube sensation.
10 years ago — 2009
Canadian Sand & Proppants does not have funding in place to begin construction on a sand processing facility in Chippewa Falls.
20 years ago — 1999
It’s estimated that a July 4 storm in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area destroyed 12.5 million trees.
35 years ago — 1984
Government statistics show Americans are living longer; the average life expectancy is 74.2 years.