Former Congressman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota dies at age 79
DULUTH -- Jim Oberstar was remembered Saturday for his encyclopedic command of policy details, his devotion to the people of northern Minnesota and — to those who knew him best — as a mentor and friend.
Oberstar, a Chisholm native who was the longest-serving member of Congress in Minnesota history, died in his sleep on Saturday morning in his Maryland home, a statement from his family said. He was 79.
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