5 years ago — 2013

UW-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen, the UW System’s longest-serving leader, announces he will retire Aug. 15.

10 years ago — 2008

The American automotive industry needs government help now during “the most dangerous economic time since the ’30s,” longtime U.S. Rep. Dave Obey says.

20 years ago — 1998

Richard Hoffman, who donated 300 acres to create Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, is named the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

35 years ago — 1983

Gov. Anthony Earl says he and the Legislature should resist pressure to spend an anticipated $400 million state surplus.