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U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar briefs Minnesota legislators Thursday on federal issues, mostly about transportation policy. The Minnesota Democrat is chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Oberstar: Stimulus funds created jobs

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ST. PAUL -- Federal stimulus money dedicated to roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure last year resulted in hundreds of construction projects that put 8,500 Minnesotans back to work, according to U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, DFL-8th District.


But he said there's much more to be done.

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