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Oberstar to tour PR downtown revitalization project next week

Backers of Park Rapids' Downtown Revitalization Project will be looking for some federal help to keep the vision moving forward.

City leaders have invited Rep. James Oberstar (R-MN) to tour the downtown area Aug. 13, where they will present the plan that includes revamping and redesigning city streets, building trails and sidewalks and improving lighting and parking.

Oberstar represents Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, which includes Hubbard County. He chairs the House Transportation Committee.

Since Oberstar is beginning to develop the 2009 Transportation bill, business leaders want to communicate local priorities while he's a captive audience.

A public reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at Moose Creek Village, the area on Main Street between Moose Creek and Main Street Meats.