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Minnesota GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn died of cancer Thursday evening at age 59, his wife announced Friday.
In a lengthy post shared to Facebook, Hagedorn’s wife Jennifer Carnahan wrote that her husband passed away “peacefully” on Thursday. Hagedorn had been battling kidney cancer. According to his official website , he was first diagnosed on Feb. 15, 2019. He announced his cancer “reoccurrence” on July 7, 2021 following a series of tests he received at the Mayo Clinic.
“It is with a broken heart, shattered spirit and overwhelming sadness I share my husband Congressman Jim Hagedorn passed away peacefully last night,” Carnahan wrote in her post. “Jim loved our country and loved representing the people of southern Minnesota. Every moment of every day he lived his dream by serving others. There was no stronger conservative in our state than my husband; and it showed in how he voted, led and fought for our country.” Breaking: Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn has died, his wife Jennifer Carnahan wrote on Facebook. He was battling kidney cancer. https://t.co/VlBfOXpsoO
“Jim loved our country and loved representing Minnesota. Every moment of every day he lived his dream by serving others.” pic.twitter.com/wfG1SnibYU — Caroline Cummings (@CaroRCummings) February 18, 2022 Hagedorn, who represented Minnesota’s first congressional district, assumed office in 2019. He served on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Small Business. According to his website, he was a ranking member on the Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development subcommittee.
Hagedorn grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and lived in McLean, Virginia when his father, Tom Hagedorn, represented Minnesota’s second congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1983.
“While nothing can accurately prepare you for the unimaginable pain, intense sorrow, suffocating grief and seemingly never-ending emptiness that engulfs the entire body, soul and […]
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