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Services set for former Minnesota politician

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Funeral services have been set for former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who died Saturday at age 79.

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Oberstar, a Chisholm native who represented the 8th District — which includes Northeastern Minnesota — from 1975 to 2011, was the longest-serving member of Congress in Minnesota history. He died in his sleep at his Maryland home.

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