Former Rep. Jim Oberstar dies
Former longtime 8th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., died in his sleep Saturday morning, May 3, in his Maryland home, according to a statement from his family said. He was 79.
Oberstar was a Chisholm native and the longest-serving member of Congress in Minnesota history. He was known in the Brainerd lakes area for his Ride with Jim bicycle tours along segments of the Paul Bunyan Trail.
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