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U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar speaks with Federal Judge Gerald Heaney at the annual Labor Day picnic in Duluth in September 2002. Oberstar died early Saturday, May 3, 2014, at age 79. (Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

Former Congressman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota dies at age 79

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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.


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