5 years ago — 2014

American TV & Appliance of Madison announces that after six decades in business the retailer will close its 11 locations, terminating the jobs of nearly 1,000 people.

10 years ago — 2009

Gov. Jim Doyle proposes raising Wisconsin’s cigarette tax to $2.52 a pack, which would make it the third-highest such tax in the nation.

20 years ago — 1999

State Sen. Dave Zien, R-Eau Claire, fears a flag-desecration amendment he’s sponsored will fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

35 years ago — 1984

Burnett County’s St. Croix band of Ojibwa Indians and Bayfield County’s Bad River Band of Ojibwa seek an earlier deer hunting season in the fall.