US Rep. Hagedorn tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a news release Tuesday.

The Republican congressman, who represents Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, said he learned of the positive test Monday night. He said he is vaccinated and is feeling "mild symptoms."

"Given my current circumstances and treatment for kidney cancer, doctors are taking every precaution to ensure a complete recovery and have requested that I receive observation and treatment at the Mayo Clinic," Hagedorn said in a statement. "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 has represented the 1st District since 2019, flipping a seat that had been held by Democrat Tim Walz up until his successful run for governor.