A serene, six-acre site near Eveleth memorializes former US Senator Paul Wellstone and seven others who died in a plane crash there October 25, 2002. Find several interpretive markers as you follow a trail from a parking area to the “commemorative circle.”
Heading north on Highway 53, begin looking for a brown Wellstone Memorial Site sign after you pass the Highway 37 exit to Hibbing.
Wellstone died just before the 2002 election. Walter Mondale agreed to run in his place, but was defeated by Norm Coleman after what was widely called a “partisan pep rally” of a memorial service.