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Oberstar name to grace Chisholm post office

The Bill to rename the Chisholm Post Office in memory of former Rep. Jim Oberstar has been signed into law, said Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan, Tuesday.

The Bill to rename the Chisholm Post Office in memory of former Rep. Jim Oberstar has been signed into law, said Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan, Tuesday.

Oberstar, who died last year, was born in Chisholm and represented the people of northern Minnesota for 36 years.

The state lawmakers sounded off in support of the measure:

"As a man of purpose and grit, Jim never stopped fighting for the people of northern Minnesota," Klobuchar said. "Now his hometown post office stands as a tribute to all he did to make his district and our nation a better place."

"Our friend Jim Oberstar began his life in Chisholm, served the Eighth District for decades, and accomplished so much to strengthen both Minnesota and the entire nation," Franken said.

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"Jim liked to say he learned the most important things in life growing up in Chisholm - a love of ideas from his high school debating team, an appreciation for hard work from his parents, and dedication to public service and getting things done from his first paper route," Nolan said.

Last Congress, lawmakers passed a bill to rename portions of U.S. Interstate 35 in memory of Oberstar, former chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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