5 years ago — 2014
Sioux Creek Silica has started construction on a new 940-acre sand mine and processing facility in the southeast corner of Barron County; company officials expect operations to begin the following spring.
10 years ago — 2009
The House of Representatives passes, by a 220-215 vote, health care overhaul legislation that would require virtually all Americans to obtain health insurance and create a government-run health insurance plan to help them do so.
20 years ago — 1999
A dispute over the use of student fees at UW-Madison reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.
35 years ago — 1984
Future presidential candidates will have to look good on TV or they might as well not run, defeated Democratic candidate Walter Mondale says.