5 years ago — 2014

Kmart announces it will close stores in Chippewa Falls and Menomonie; the locations have 145 workers combined.

10 years ago — 2009

A national salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people and led to the deaths of eight has food providers and sellers in the Chippewa Valley taking precautionary measures.

20 years ago — 1999

A terminally ill King Hussein of Jordan returns home after a failed bone marrow transplant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

35 years ago — 1984

The sanity phase begins in the Eau Claire County trial of John J. Brown, who admitted to killing his ex-wife.