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Johnson served as executive director of the Citizens League from 1958-1967 and board president in 1974 and 1975.
Paul Wellstone was an extraordinarily gifted teacher who transformed lives – long before he became a U.S. senator.
More than anything else, Paul Wellstone was about encouraging people to step forward and get involved in politics and public life to change their communities for the better.
She grew one of Sen. Paul Wellstone’s causes from a grass-roots effort to passage of The Violence Against Women Act, first enacted in 1994.
I know that Paul Wellstone was just a person like you and me. But he was doing something incredibly powerful and effective.
Minnesota’s junior senator considers the Wellstones a big influence on his political career.
“It was difficult, but I’m glad I did what I did,” he said of stepping in as the last-minute replacement candidate. Days later, his campaign ended in narrow defeat.
Clyde Bellecourt praises his fellow American Indian Movement activist, who died Monday, for both reviving cultural pride and spurring social and spiritual gains.
Perhaps what all of us can best learn from Sen. George McGovern is the need to better understand mental illness and chemical dependency.
The anti-war South Dakota senator, who died Sunday, took on Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and later, Walter Mondale in presidential politics.
“Our goal was to bring citizens into solving the issues in new and different ways,” said Citizens League Executive Director Sean Kershaw.
The respected elder in Minnesota’s business, philanthropy and political communities died Saturday at age 91.
The first of a series of events noting the 10th anniversary of the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone brought poignant remembrances.
Gov. Dayton delivered a heartfelt memorial speech on the 10th anniversary of Sen. Wellstone’s death.
For my money the most profound meeting of public space and private lives is in our cemeteries.
“Nobody in the history of Minnesota Journalism was ever so devoted to open government as Jack Finnegan,” said Bob Shaw, longtime manager of the Minnesota Newspaper Association.
The upper floors of the house are covered with shingles that wrap around the corners without interruption, a characteristic of the architectural style.
They’ll also be at Gustavus Adolphus College and the American Swedish Institute.
On September 27, 2012, local Jewish community leader Reuven Rahamim was shot and killed inside his Accent Signage Systems company office. We remember him.