Jim Hagedorn

Internal review: Hagedorn’s ex-chief of staff funneled printing contracts to brother, Hagedorn employee

BY: - September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s chief of staff was funneling expensive printing contracts to his brother and an employee, in probable violation of House Ethics rules, according to an internal review the congressman’s office released on Monday. But Hagedorn was in the dark, according to a summary of the internal review shared with the […]

Congressman spent tax dollars on vendor owned by a member of his staff

BY: - August 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn likes to boast on mail he sends to his constituents that his postcards are, “Proudly printed in Minnesota!” What the Minnesota Republican fails to mention, though, is he paid a Texas-based company owned by one of his staff members more than $100,000 of taxpayer money to do some of […]

U.S. Rep. Hagedorn votes against removing confederate statues from U.S. Capitol

BY: - July 23, 2020

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, the GOP member from southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, was the lone no vote from the delegation on a measure calling for the removal of confederate statues around the U.S. Capitol. U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber — Republicans from Minnesota’s 6th and 8th congressional districts — joined DFL Reps. […]

Minnesota’s Democratic lawmakers in Washington mostly steer clear of ‘defund the police’ rhetoric

BY: - June 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar wants to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, but her colleagues in the state’s congressional delegation aren’t on board. “I’m not in favor of abolishing public safety departments and police departments,” U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday at a Georgetown University forum on racial justice.  Democratic Sen. Tina Smith […]


Minnesota’s right wing keyboard warriors lapping up COVID-19 conspiracy theories

BY: - May 1, 2020

While the Walz administration, public health workers at all levels and level-headed Minnesotans work together to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, other North Star state residents occupy themselves by spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. Some of this activity might be a way to explain the pandemic and its effects — and by explaining […]

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

Minnesota sent 5 newbies to Washington last year. What have they done? Who will return?

BY: - January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — There’s a new crop of Minnesotans on Capitol Hill, and they’re hoping to stick around for a while.  Five of the state’s eight representatives in the U.S. House are freshmen, and at least two of them are likely to face tough reelection races in November. They’ve all spent their first year in office […]