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Midday: Steve Sviggum and Rep. James Oberstar

Posted at 8:41 AM on June 27, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 11 a.m., former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum joins Mike Edgerly, who's sitting in for Gary Eichten. Sviggum, a Republican from Kenyon, is leaving the Legislature to become Minnesota's labor commissioner, will be in the studio to take questions about his nearly three decades in the Minnesota House.

An noon, a speech from Rep. Jim Oberstar, who this year became chairman of the powerful House Transportation Committee. Oberstar, a Democrat who represents the 8th District in northeastern Minnesota, spoke about his vision for America's transportation system this week at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.