Fifth anniversary of Paul Wellstone’s death

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia, and three campaign staff members.

The late senator is one of Minnesota’s political giants, best remembered for campaigning on a rickety green bus and unapologetically pushing a progressive agenda that included universal health care and environmental protection. For many people, the news of his death is one of those moments that remain etched into memory. For many others, his life has changed the way they think about politics.

What are your memories and thoughts on the life and legacy of Paul and Sheila Wellstone? Did you meet them or know them personally? Has their work impacted you?

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