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Minnesota service scheduled for late Rep. Jim Oberstar

Posted by: Abby Simons under Minnesota congressional Updated: June 6, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Three Minnesota services will take place later this month for longtime Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar, who died last month.

According to Oberstar's Facebook page, the services will take place at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis June 26, followed by two others in his hometown of Chisholm and Duluth June 27. Oberstar, an Iron Range Democrat who was the state's longest-running congressman with 18 terms from 1979-2011. He died in his sleep last month at age 79.

Here are the details:

University of Minnesota

2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. June 26

Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis


1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Harborview Ballroom

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

350 Harbor Dr., Duluth


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

113 4th St. SW, Chisholm

Memorial organizers also this week launched www.jimoberstar.org in honor of the congressman.


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