House of Representatives, Great Lakes fleet honor Oberstar
DULUTH — The U.S. House of Representatives honored former Rep. Jim Oberstar on Tuesday evening, observing a moment of silence after the day’s business was conducted on the chamber floor.
Oberstar, who died in his sleep early Saturday, was Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman, elected to 18 consecutive terms in Congress and serving through 2010. He was 79 years old.
Oberstar served northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
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