A funeral service will be held on Thursday in Potomac, Maryland for former Minnesota U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar.
Oberstar, who represented the 8th District for 36 years, died Saturday at age 79.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness knew Oberstar well. He served as the congressman's campaign manager for ten years and spoke with MPR News' Morning Edition about his relationship with Oberstar. Click the audio player above to hear the conversation.
Below is a Facebook post from Ness about Oberstar.