Oct. 25 will mark the tenth anniversary of the tragic plane crash near Eveleth that killed Wellstone's father, DFL Sen. Paul Wellstone, his mother Sheila Wellstone, his sister Marcia Wellstone Markuson, three campaign staffers and the two pilots. In his book, Wellstone writes about growing up with his larger-than-life father, including attending Vietnam War protests and standing with striking Hormel workers in the 1980s as National Guard troops approached in riot gear. He also shared new intimate details about the day of the crash and how he dealt with his overwhelming grief. Wellstone also details how he successfully lobbied to pass a bill requiring insurance companies to cover mental health treatment at the same level as physical health treatment — legislation his father had fought for for many years to get passed.
The book signing starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Barnes & Noble in Apache Mall in Rochester.