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

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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:

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