- ConAgra acquires Hunt-Wesson, which becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.
- Construction begins on the Cardinal FG glass factory.
- Cardinal Glass begins production in September.
- Rolar, Inc., producer of Poore Bros. potato chips, begins operations in July.
- Wal-Mart Distribution Center starts operation in Menomonie.
- Arts Coming Together organized.
- Oaklawn Elementary School replaces the abandoned East and Little Elk Creek schools.
- Menomonie Sesquicentennial.
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