Friends and relatives are gathering in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to honor the life and work of former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Family members there would be a visitation for relatives and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The funeral for former Congressman Jim Oberstar has been announced. In an obituary posted Sunday, family announced Oberstar’s private burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.
U.S. Rep. John Kline of Minnesota has a GOP endorsement challenger who says he’s more conservative than the six-term incumbent congressman. David Gerson of South St. Paul kicked off his bid Monday at a state Capitol news conference.
Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie will be 90 this year. He served as a Republican Congressman for 20 years, then just one term as governor in 1979, and in his 90th year, Quie is more active than many men half his age. From a horse stable in Victoria, the former Governor not only rides, but trains horses and clears trails.
Former Minnesota Rep. Arlan Stangeland has died. He was 83. Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home’s director said Stangeland died Tuesday at a Detroit Lakes hospital after a sudden illness.
When the U.S. House voted to approve a bill ending the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that took effect on Jan. 1 — the so-called fiscal cliff — they did it with less than 40 hours left in their terms.
We hear it at the end of political issue ad commercials: “Call your congressman.” President Barack Obama told the nation in a primetime address Monday night, “I’m asking you to make your voice heard.” So, does calling your congressman make a difference?
Police in Iowa have arrested one man and are seeking another suspected of being involved in a weekend home invasion at U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s farm outside Lamoni.