Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn has died. His wife confirmed his passing on Facebook. Jennifer Carnahan wrote that her husband who had a long battle with kidney cancer “loved our country” and serving southern Minnesota in Congress. Republican Hagedorn’s vast district included Rochester. He was 59-years-old.
House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik tweeted all House Republicans mourn Hagedorn’s passing. She called him “a brave and tireless advocate” for the folks he represented.