Jim Oberstar, Iron Range's longtime congressman, dies at 79

  • by: Baird Helgeson and Kelly Smith , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: May 3, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, a lion in northern Minnesota politics and the state’s longest-serving congressman, died in his sleep early Saturday in his Maryland home. He was 79.

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