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Oberstar’s life and passing touch lives in Lake County and beyond

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last Saturday, Minnesota and the nation lost a veteran Congressman when Jim Oberstar passed away at his home in Potomac, Md. Oberstar was 79. On Tuesday evening the U.S. House of Representatives observed a moment of silence in honor of the 18- consec…continue reading on

8th District: Polital newcomer knocks out long-time veteran Oberstar

November 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — An upstart politician upset U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar Tuesday by the narrowest of margins.
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AP: Oberstar retakes leads in House 8th District race

November 2, 2010 in West Central Tribune

The Associated Press is reporting that incumbent Democrat Jim Oberstar has retaken a narrow lead over challenger Chip Cravaack in the 8th Congressional District.
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Crowd gets raucous at Oberstar and Cravaack debate

October 19, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

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Oberstar staff will be in Lake

September 9, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Those who might need help with a mortgage, have a lost Social Security check, or need any assistance with other federal issues, U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar will have representatives from his office in Two Harbors and Silver Bay Thursday to help people. Continue Reading

Oberstar confers with area constituents

September 1, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, traveling to confer with constituents, said the resounding concern he’s hearing is jobs.
“Everywhere.” Continue Reading

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F-M flood diversion remains on schedule for now, no final decision made

August 26, 2010 in INFORUM

The Fargo-Moorhead diversion project is set continue on its current timeline for now anyway. Continue Reading

State records show many Minnesota pipeline ruptures

August 7, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

As the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee awaits federal data on Enbridge pipeline spills, the News Tribune has obtained records from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that show dozens of oil spills in northern Minnesota over the past 30 years, dating back to when the company was Duluth-based Lakehead Pipeline.
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In wake of Michigan oil spill, Enbridge pipelines under scrutiny

August 7, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

On a sunny day last September, U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar stood at a podium in a Carlton County gravel pit and celebrated the start of construction on Enbridge Energy’s latest oil pipeline across Minnesota. Nearly one year later, Oberstar has launched an investigation into Enbridge pipeline safety.
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