Tuesday, October 26, 2010

From protester to senator, the FBI tracked Paul Wellstone


From protester to senator, the FBI tracked Paul Wellstone

Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila jog to their campaign bus in their hometown of Northfield, Minn., on Nov. 6, 1990. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)It started with a fingerprint of a 25-year-old college professor who opposed the Vietnam War and ended with a search for his remains, 32 years later, in a wooded area near Eveleth, Minn.

The FBI's files on Paul and Sheila Wellstone, many of which are being made public for the first time after a Freedom of Information Act request by MPR News, shed new light on the extent of the relationship between the FBI and the political activist who would go on to become a U.S. senator from Minnesota.

Some of the information uncovered in the 219 pages was new even to some of his closest confidantes.

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