Wellstone remembered at crash site 10 years later

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Paul and Sheila Wellstone in 2002

EVELETH, Minn. - The late Sen. Paul Wellstone and those who died with him in a plane crash 10 years ago are being remembered near Eveleth on Thursday.

Wellstone, a liberal Democrat and former college professor, had been running for a third term when he died 12 days before the 2002 election.

The crash also killed his wife, Sheila Wellstone, their daughter, Marcia Wellstone Markuson, campaign staffers Tom Lapic, Mary McEvoy and Will McLaughlin and two pilots.

The event at the Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site near Eveleth is hosted by Wellstone Action, the nation's largest training center for progressives. The group was founded by Wellstone's sons, David and Mark.

Wellstone Action also plans to honor the late senator in Washington in late November.

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