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The casket containing the remains of former Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., is carried into Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial, in Potomac, Md., Thursday, May 8, 2014. Oberstar served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011 and died in his sleep at home in Potomac, Md., on May 3, 2014. He was 79 years old. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Oberstar remembered as 'a man of purpose and grit'

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POTOMAC, Md. — Jim Oberstar was Minnesota’s longest-serving member of Congress, but he was remembered Thursday more for being a dedicated dad and husband, a doting grandfather and a kid from Chisholm who did good.

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