October 25, 2002

Sen. Wellstone Dies in Minnesota Plane Crash
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A plane carrying Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone and seven other people crashed in northern Minnesota on Friday, killing the two-term Democrat less than two weeks before the congressional election, a Senate aide said. Wellstone, his wife Sheila and daughter Marcia were killed along with three staffers and two pilots when his small chartered plane crashed near an airport runway in northeastern Minnesota. All aboard were killed.

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