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People at the 2002 Minnesota State Fair lined up to talk to Sen. Paul Wellstone, who welcomed the chance to chat. It would be his last State Fair; he died in an airplane crash two months later. (Don Davis, Forum Communications file)

Wellstone son launching nonprofit to advocate for mental health, addiction treatment

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ST. PAUL -- Paul Wellstone lives on.

A decade after he died in a northeastern Minnesota airplane crash, the U.S. senator's legacy remains strong and his namesake son is looking to make it stronger.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.