Minnesota US Rep. Jim Hagedorn tests positive for COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The southern Minnesota Republican said in a statement Tuesday that he has been vaccinated and is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” But he acknowledged that doctors are concerned because he’s fighting kidney cancer.

He says he’ll work with professionals at Mayo until it’s safe to return home to Blue Earth or travel to work in Washington.

Hagedorn announced in July that he had suffered a recurrence of his stage IV kidney cancer. He was first diagnosed in 2019.