November 5, 2010 - With the close of the 2010 gubernatorial race, MPR’s Curtis Gilbert revisits the memorable 1990 Minnesota governor’s race, which involved screaming headlines, sex scandals, an 11th hour withdrawal -- and a surprise upset victory.
October 21, 2003 - In the days after Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's death a year ago, politicians from across the political spectrum said they would help build a memorial to him at a St. Paul community center. Congress appropriated nearly nine-million dollars to build the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building on the site of Neighborhood House on St. Paul's west side. Neighborhood House officials are still raising money to build the center, and the people who will use it say Wellstone's legacy will live on there.
October 29, 2002 - Folk singer Larry Long is a longtime friend of Senator Wellstone's who is preparing two songs for Wellstone memorial service. Long says he wrote the songs after traveling with Wellstone and his wife Sheila on a plane back from Farmfest in southwestern Minnestoa.
October 28, 2002 - MPR’s Marisa Helms reports on the reaction and mourning of Minnesotans after the death of Paul Wellstone. Many of those mourning the loss of Senator Paul Wellstone say they hope his political legacy will live on. Wellstone died in a plane crash Friday along with his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, three campaign workers and two pilots.
October 26, 2002 - A special Saturday edition of Midday the day after Senator Paul Wellstone's fatal plane crash. Included are audio clips from the MPR Archives and callers' remarks.
October 3, 2002 - U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone on the Senate floor, said he will not support the Bush administration's desire to take unilateral military action against Iraq. We'll hear his position as the Senate is expected to begin formal debate of the Iraq resolution later today.
September 23, 2002 - MPR's "Meet the Candidates" series with Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator discussing re-election campaign issues.
August 30, 2002 - MPR’s Mark Zdechlik reports on Minnesota U.S. Senate debate held at the Minnesota State Fair. Segment includes clips from the four candidates as they debated topics including healthcare, taxes, and the war with Iraq, amongst others.
August 26, 2002 - Just as much a part of the State Fair as midway rides, 4-H displays and food of all kinds, are politicians working potential voters. MPR’s Mark Zdechlik checks in on what the four major party endorsed candidates for U.S. Senate are talking about at the Fair.
May 3, 2002 - This afternoon delegates to the state DFL convention will enthusiastically endorse Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's bid for a third term. Wellstone is expected to deliver a trademark passionate speech outlining his sharp ideological contrast to the Republican agenda. Wellstone will not formally kick off his campaign until later this month even though the contest with Republican challenger Norm Coleman is well underway. Minnesota Public Radio's Mark Zdechlik prepared this report on Wellstone's Senate career and why the Senator is pursuing a third term he repeatedly pledged NOT to seek.