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Federal transportation building could be named after Jim Oberstar

Jim Oberstar, the former U.S. representative called a “true Minnesota legend” and “public servant of epic stature,” died May 3. But a new proposal would etch the Chisholm native’s name into a federal building as a reminder of his legacy. 515 more words


GOP's Cravaack Has $900K For Re-Election In Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack has almost $900,000 to spend as he runs for re-election in a nationally watched race in northeastern Minnesota. 109 more words


Bean-Walsh Race Still Too Close To Call

CHICAGO (AP) — The race for a northeast Illinois congressional seat shows every vote really does matter.

Republican Joe Walsh has only a 350-vote lead over three-term Democratic Congresswoman Melissa Bean. 135 more words


A Town Hall Meeting Without the Meeting -- My Congressman's "Telephone Town Hall Meeting"

Ah, the miracle of modern technology. You can have a town meeting with your congressional district’s constituents, and never step outside the Beltway.

I just put down my overheated cell phone after a “telephone town hall meeting” with my US Representative, John Tanner, Democrat, of the Eighth District of Tennessee. 1,095 more words