Oberstar Hip Surgery

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar will undergo hip replacement surgery Tuesday. The northeast Minnesota Democrat’s operation will be in Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Oberstar’s office said he will resume his congressional duties "after a prescribed period of reconditioning."

An Official State Sport?

Stick-and-puck fans will be happy to know that a plan to make hockey Minnesota’s official sport may glide through the Legislature. The proposal — simply to designate ice hockey as the state’s official sport — got a Senate committee’s support on Wednesday. A bill also has been introduced in the House. Senators heard about the…
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Pawlenty Speaks In D.C.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is scheduled for another out-of-state engagement Wednesday morning, speaking at an energy conference in Washington, D.C. Pawlenty’s office said today the governor is speaking at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference. It is hosted by the U.S. government and includes government and energy industry officials from around the world. Pawlenty is among…
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DFL Honors Oberstar

Veteran U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Minnesota DFL Party next week. Democrat Oberstar, who represents northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District , will receive the Joan and Walter Mondale Award, which recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in public service. In his 17th term, Oberstar is chairman of the House Transportation and…
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Food Conference Set

A conference about how local food producers can sell globally, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, is planned for Crookston March 30 and 31. Called Home Grown Economy 2008: Connecting Local Foods and Economic Opportunity, the conference will be at the University of Minnesota campus. "My goal in sponsoring this conference again is to explore…
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