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Franken Spends Limited Time With Obama

Re-election seeking Sen. Al Franken joined President Barack Obama for only a limited portion of a two-day Minnesota visit.

06/27/2014

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Bills Would Honor Late Minnesota US Rep. Oberstar

Minnesota congressional members have introduced bills to honor the late U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The legislation would rename the Chisholm (CHIS’-uhm) Post Office and portions of Highways 35 and 61 in Oberstar’s memory. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who now holds Oberstar’s seat, introduced the bipartisan bill. Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz signed on as sponsors.

06/27/2014

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Visitation In D.C. Today For Former Rep. Oberstar

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.

05/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-5-14

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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Funeral Set For Former Rep. Jim Oberstar

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.

05/04/2014

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Longtime Minn. Congressman Jim Oberstar Dies At 79

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79. A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac, Maryland.

05/03/2014

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Esme’s Blog: The Surprisingly Formidable Al Franken

If anyone was supposed to be an easy target for defeat in 2014 it was going to be Sen. Al Franken. He won the disputed 2008 race by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast. Today Franken is on none of the national lists of vulnerable incumbents.

08/03/2013

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John Williams Bracket Challenge For 2013-MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FIGURE IN MINNESOTA-Opening Round Ventura Bracket.

The Former Governor, Jesse Ventura is the #1 Seed in this regional.

03/18/2013

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GOP’s Cravaack Out To Prove 2010 Win Was No Fluke

Two years ago, Republican Chip Cravaack traveled throughout northeastern Minnesota in a huge RV with his picture on the side, introducing himself to voters who had sent Democratic stalwart Jim Oberstar to Washington 18 times.

11/01/2012

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Oberstar Marks 40th Anniversary Of Clean Water Act

Jim Oberstar spent 34 years representing northeastern Minnesota in Congress, but he says one of his proudest legislative accomplishments took place before he was elected.

10/10/2012

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Rarity For 8th District Dems: Primary Race

Democratic voters in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having choices in a primary election for the first time in two decades.

07/30/2012

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Scholarship Named After Former US Rep. Oberstar

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar lost his seat in Congress, but now a scholarship in his name is being created at the University of Minnesota.

09/19/2011

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Cravaack Girds For Tough Race In Northern Minn.

Rep. Chip Cravaack snuck up on a 36-year Democratic incumbent last year by appealing to northeastern Minnesota voters ready for a change.

09/09/2011

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Great Lakes Freighter Renamed To Honor Oberstar

A Great Lakes freighter has been renamed the Hon. James L. Oberstar, honoring the former Minnesota congressman who spent decades as a leading player in U.S. transportation policy.

05/24/2011

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Oberstar Says Another Run Unlikely

Former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar says another run for the 8th district isn’t in his future.

01/27/2011

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