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Date announced for Wellstone memorial in Washington, D.C.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Organizers have announced the date of a memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone and others killed in a plane crash 10 years ago.

Wellstone Action and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken will host the event November 28 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Wellstone, his wife Sheila, their daughter, Marcia Wellstone Markuson, three campaign staffers and two pilots were killed October 25, 2002, when their plane crashed in northern Minnesota. 

Event organizers plan to remember the victims and hear how Wellstone's legacy continues today. They also will present the annual Sheila Wellstone Institute Awards to those who continue her work to end domestic and sexual violence. 

A ceremony to remember Wellstone and the other victims was held last week at the crash site near Eveleth.

 

 

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