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Rep. Jim Hagedorn under investigation by House ethics office

BY: - September 10, 2021

The House Ethics Committee announced it is investigating Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

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 […]

Watchdog Files Complaint Against Hagedorn Over Campaign Office

BY: - October 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — A Democratic aligned campaign finance watchdog group filed a complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, accusing the first-term Republican of getting free or below-market-value office rent and lying to cover it up. The complaint from End Citizens United, which asked the FEC to investigate and sanction the […]

Minn. GOP congressmen fly despite possible COVID-19 exposure, angering Delta passengers

BY: - October 3, 2020

Minnesota’s three Republican congressmen who traveled with President Donald Trump on Air Force One recently are coming under fire for flying Friday after their recent exposure to COVID-19. Reps. Tom Emmer, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber attended Trump’s Duluth campaign rally on Wednesday, just two days before Trump announced he, along with his wife, Melania, […]

National security think tank responds to Hagedorn allegation: “Doesn’t hold much weight”

BY: - September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — A national security think tank, an educational reform outfit and a group that works with veterans interested in getting into politics pushed back Monday against murky charges of corruption leveled by U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn in a Sunday night candidate debate against his DFL challenger Dan Feehan. Hagedorn tried to one-up Feehan’s own […]

Minnesota GOP political ad man’s side hustle as radio host could draw attention from regulators

BY: - September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — In appearances over the past year on a small AM radio station in Mankato, U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Blue Earth, discussed the federal response to COVID-19, impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump and of course, the Minnesota Vikings. One thing he didn’t discuss, though, is that the news jockey throwing softballs his way […]

In debate, Feehan questions Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s integrity; Hagedorn punches back

BY: - September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s opponent accused him of corruption on Sunday night — citing information first revealed in a Minnesota Reformer investigation — in the first televised debate in the hotly contested race to represent Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. Dan Feehan, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee, said in his opening statement that “personal corruption” is the […]

The Hagedorn rule: Government watchdogs say congressional family deals need oversight

BY: - September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Even if U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn loses his first re-election race in November and leaves office after a single, little noted term in the House minority, he could still be leaving a lasting legacy: Call it the “Hagedorn Rule.”  Congressional ethics experts say Congress should clarify who can or can’t do business with […]

Exclusive: Minneapolis lawyer files first known ethics complaint against Hagedorn

BY: - September 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — A Minneapolis lawyer filed the first known ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn on Tuesday, all but assuring Congressional investigators will take a look at questionable spending by his office over the past year, if they aren’t already doing so. Sybil Dunlop, a business attorney at the Twin Cities-based law firm Greene […]

Hagedorn spent another $10,000 on company owned by member of his staff

BY: - August 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — In the latest revelation of questionable spending, Rep. Jim Hagedorn doled out another $10,000 to a company owned by one of his employees in February, according to records released on Friday. Invocq Technologies took in $10,431 for printing on February 25, according to congressional spending records for the second quarter or 2020. Although […]

Exclusive: Hagedorn says he does not own mysterious company, Abernathy West

BY: - August 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn said for the first time Thursday that he does not own a mysterious company his office has paid more than $300,000 for printing. In an exclusive interview with the Minnesota Reformer, Hagedorn said that he has nothing to do with Abernathy West, which hides its ownership structure behind Delaware incorporation […]

DFL Chair Ken Martin: Expect an ethics complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn

BY: - August 26, 2020

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party may lean on members of the state’s congressional delegation to file a formal complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn, following a Minnesota Reformer investigation of his office’s spending. DFL Chairman Ken Martin told reporters Wednesday that he’s speaking with Hagedorn’s Democratic colleagues about the issue, noting that “it’s not a question of […]