Skip to main content

Remembering Wellstone: 'Sometimes the dreamers are the only realists'

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Minnesotans and fans from across the country are honoring the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death.

Wellstone's passion for politics earned the respect of Democrats and won the affection of voters.

The late senator's legacy lives on today. Here's how some remember him:

Next Up

motorcycle

Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 23

The latest from the state health department.

police tape, crime scene

Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse

Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Bear killed after it attacked couple in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home

The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.

Image from iOS (2)

Urban Outfitters store in Uptown to close

A number of national chains have departed Uptown in recent years.

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 6.41.22 AM

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony

It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.

Related

Remembering Wellstone: 'Sometimes the dreamers are the only realists'

Minnesotans and fans from across the country are honoring the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on the 10th anniversary of his death. Here's what people are saying today ...

10 years later: Minnesota honors Paul Wellstone

Many Minnesotans recall where they were on Oct. 25, 2002, when they heard the news that Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane had gone down near Eveleth. He, along with his wife, daughter and five others, died in the crash. Across the state, Minnesotans are honoring the 58-year-old advocate for the poor who widely respected for the passion he brought to government.

Jill Biden honors Wellstones during Duluth visit

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, took time during Saturday's campaign stop in Duluth to honor the legacy of Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, who died in a plane crash with their daughter, Marcia, and five others 10 years ago this week.

Bachmann and Wellstone: Two peas in a pod?

MPR reports Ken Martin says that while he disagrees with her, the Republican Congresswoman -- like the late Democratic Senator -- fights for what she believes in -- not what’s politically popular at the time.

Wellstone's legacy continues 10 years after plane crash

Hundreds of people filled an auditorium at Macalester College Wednesday evening to remember U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, who was killed in a plane crash almost 10 years ago. Wellstone and seven others were killed in the crash over Eveleth, Minn. on Oct 25, 2002.

Bills pays tribute to Wellstone, recreates classic 'Fast Paul' ad

Kurt Bills has created a tribute campaign ad that mimics a well-known "Fast Paul" spot created in 1990 by the late DFL Sen. Paul Wellstone. The ad aims to portray Bills as the hard-working underdog up against a big-money campaign.