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U.S. Sen. Jim Oberstar took a tour of the U.S. Highway 71 South road construction project with officials from Knife River Materials Friday afternoon. Knife River Northern Minnesota President Doug Muyres, left, listens to Oberstar, along with Loader Operator Ron Smedberg, Knife River North Central Region Vice-President and Region Controller Tom Stockert, and Knife River Project Supervisor Willard Parks. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Oberstar: Stimulus creates thousands of road jobs

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U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar keeps photos he's taken on his BlackBerry of last year's Irvine Avenue street construction in Bemidji.

The 8th District Democrat showed a reporter on Friday those pictures, and the image of 75-year-old sewer pipe still fascinates him. And the picture of the new piping to replace it, along with a new Irvine Avenue street.

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