Rep. Jim Hagedorn tests positive for COVID-19, reports mild symptoms

MANKATO, Minn. (WKBT) — U.S. Rep Jim Hagedorn, who represents Minnesota’s 1st District, including Houston County, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Republican representative said in a statement that he is vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms. In July, he announced that his kidney cancer was back. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic will observe him until he recovers from the virus.

“Given my current circumstances and treatment for kidney cancer, doctors are taking every precaution to ensure a complete recovery,” Hagedorn said. “I will work with the professionals at Mayo until it is safe for me to return to my home in Blue Earth or travel to work in Washington.”

Hagedorn said he will continue work for the district in the meantime.

“Thanks to all who have offered their encouragement, prayers, and understanding,” Hagedorn said.

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