Congressman Jim Hagedorn passes away at 59

We want to take a minute to extend our condolences to the family of Congressman Jim Hagedorn.

His wife announced his death this morning, at the age of 59.

He represented a rural district in Minnesota. He was first elected in 2019, and announced in the summer that he had kidney cancer. Last month he was diagnosed with COVID.

Congressman Hagedorn was a friend to agriculture, advocating for rural broadband and livestock risk insurance.

His wife posted to social media: “I miss you. I feel empty without you. I will forever be holding your hand.”


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