HIBBING, Minn. (AP) - Duluth International Airport and the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing have announced plans to honor Congressman Jim Oberstar this year.
The Hibbing Daily Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1CLFk02) that the passenger terminal in Duluth will be named after Oberstar this year.
Meanwhile, a terminal that’s under construction in Hibbing will feature a display that commemorates Oberstar’s work. That display will be installed once the terminal is finished in December.
Oberstar died May 3 at age 79. He served 18 terms from 1975 to 2011 and was Minnesota’s longest-serving member of Congress.
The Chisholm native was a champion for transportation safety and infrastructure improvements. He became chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in 2006 and played a key role in securing funding for the $70 million passenger terminal project in Duluth.
Information from: The Daily Tribune, https://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/
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