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Former Congressman Oberstar Dies At 79

James Oberstar
James Oberstar

DULUTH. MN (KDAL) - Former Congressman in Minnesota's 8th District, James Oberstar, has died.   Oberstar served in the U-S House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011.  Among the many mourning the death of Jim Oberstar is his former campaign manager, Duluth Mayor Don Ness, who says "over the last 50 years, no public official has done more for our region than Jim Oberstar."  Statements praising Oberstar and the work he did for Minnesota and the country have also come from President Obama, Senator Klobuchar, Governor Dayton and many others.  Jim Oberstar is survived by his wife Jean, four children and 8 grandchildren.