Statement on passing of Jim Oberstar

Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement today on the passing of former Congressman Jim Oberstar:

“Connie and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Oberstar and our thoughts and prayers are with Jean and their family. Our city, state and nation lost today one of our greatest public servants. An Iron Ranger to the core, he never forgot where he came from and fought tirelessly to strengthen local communities here at home and across the country. As we prepare for our Twin Cities to be connected for the first time by light rail transit when the Green Line opens next month, it is a shame that our greatest champion for transit won’t be there with us.”