Jim Hagedorn

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn dies after two-year battle with cancer

BY: - February 18, 2022

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, the Republican congressman from Minnesota’s 1st District, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his wife announced Friday morning. Hagedorn, 59, was serving his second term. Last summer, he announced a recurrence of his kidney cancer, which he first made public in February 2020.  “It is with a broken heart, shattered […]

‘Infrastructure week is finally here’ in Minnesota, led by $4.5 billion for roads

BY: - November 9, 2021

U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips on Tuesday touted the billions in dollars coming to Minnesota as part of the just-passed legislation.  Craig and Phillips appeared in St. Paul to promote the package they voted for along with U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, the only three of Minnesota’s eight U.S. representatives to vote for President […]

6 key findings from U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn ethics committee referral

BY: - October 22, 2021

The Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against members of Congress, on Thursday issued a 23-page report outlining why it says there is “substantial reason” to believe U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn committed ethics violations.  The matter was referred to the House Ethics Committee on a 6-0 vote […]

Feds investigating Hagedorn appearances on Minnesota talk radio station

BY: - March 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are probing a Minnesota news radio station’s financial relationship with Rep. Jim Hagedorn, questioning whether the station broke communications law by allowing a man paid by Hagedorn’s campaign to interview the congressman on air. The investigation by the Federal Communications Commission began after the Reformer first reported in late September on […]

Minnesota Republicans divided over certifying presidential election results 

BY: - January 7, 2021

Once the violent pro-Trump mob was cleared from the nation’s Capitol Wednesday, Minnesota’s Republican members of Congress ended up divided over whether to certify Arizona and Pennsylvania’s electors. U.S. Reps. Jim Hagedorn and Michelle Fischbach objected to the certification, while Reps. Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber voted to accept them, as lawmakers worked deep into […]

President Donald Trump and Pete Stauber, then a Republican candiate for the US House

Trump’s Minnesota accomplices should be judged | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2021

There was never any doubt about President Donald Trump’s character. He cheated on his taxes; paid a porn star for her silence; fleeced lenders and customers and contractors; lied with impunity about every subject under the sun. He dishonored American heroes; accused the innocent of murder; sought to have the innocent killed; insulted the homeland […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

President Donald Trump and Pete Stauber, then a Republican candiate for the US House

Minnesota Republicans mum on objecting to Wednesday’s Electoral College results

BY: - January 4, 2021

Some 140 House Republicans are expected to object Wednesday to Electoral College results showing Joe Biden won the presidential election.  Thus far, Minnesota’s GOP House members are staying mum on the subject. Congress officially counts Electoral College votes on Wednesday, a date many view as Trump’s last chance to try to change the outcome. Biden […]

Now Rep. Jim Hagedorn also signs on to amicus brief asking court to overturn the election

BY: - December 11, 2020

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn joined his Minnesota GOP colleagues, Reps. Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber, who have now all signed off on an amicus brief of a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 election results. “Election laws across several states were amended or suspended in the closing months of the 2020 […]

Hagedorn appoints new chief of staff, former top aide to former HHS secretary Tom Price

BY: - December 7, 2020

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn has appointed a Capitol Hill stalwart to be his his chief of staff as he prepares to start a second term.  Hagedorn fired his previous chief of staff, Peter Su, last summer after learning Su authorized spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on printing vendors owned by a member of […]

DFL continues statewide dominance, but Republicans make gains, too

BY: and - November 4, 2020

Minnesotans rejected President Donald Trump’s reelection bid by a commanding margin Tuesday, as former Vice President Joe Biden will be the winner of the state’s 10 electoral votes and continue a Democratic presidential winning streak that will surpass half a century.  U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, a Minneapolis Democrat, also prevailed over former U.S. Rep. Jason […]

After revelations about payments from Hagedorn, Al Travis taken off the air until after election

BY: - September 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — A Mankato radio host has been pulled off the air until after the November elections, after the Minnesota Reformer revealed he had interviewed U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn on the air without disclosing to his listeners he had been paid by the congressman’s campaign. Al Travis Thielfoldt, who hosts Al in the Afternoon on […]