Remembering Jim Oberstar
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, a DFLer who represented Minnesota's 8th District from 1975 to 2011, has died. Oberstar was 79.
According to family members, Oberstar died in his sleep this morning in his Maryland home. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Jim Oberstar has passed way," reads a family statement. "Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother. While we mourn the loss of a good man, we also celebrate his life and his service. We ask for your thoughts and prayers, and understanding, at this very difficult time."
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin called the death of Oberstar, the son of an underground miner from Chisholm, Minn., "a huge loss." [More from MPR News]
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