Airport Terminal Named After Late Congressman

James Oberstar Honored

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Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman may not be alive anymore, but his name will live on forever in the Northland.  

The Duluth Airport Authority will be naming its new airport terminal after the late Congressman Jim Oberstar.

Oberstar was a champion for transportation safety and infrastructure improvements.

He is also remembered for his political push behind funding for Duluth Airport’s $70-million passenger terminal.

The Airport’s Executive Director, Tom Werner, said Oberstar will forever be remembered for his passion to the Northland.

“Congressman Oberstar did so much for this region to advance transportation and aviation. We’re extremely honored to be honoring him in this way,” said Werner.

The location, look, funding, and timing for the naming of the project are not yet confirmed.  However, airport executives told us the project won’t be completed until later this year.

“It’s still taking shape, but we will have some kind of unveiling later this year. But there will be some sort of physical naming on the building itself as well as a couple other ways we will be honoring the late Congressman,” said Werner.

The Range Regional Airport, Oberstar’s hometown airport, is also very involved in the project.

If you are interested in helping fund the project, you can make a donation to the Monaco Air Foundation.

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