Hagedorn Helps Bring Southern Minnesotans Home

April 1, 2020
Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), over the past several weeks, has been actively working with various U.S. embassies and the U.S. Department of State to help arrange travel back to the United States for southern Minnesotans who were traveling in countries that closed their borders amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Thus far, Rep. Hagedorn has aided 12 of his constituents in their efforts to return home from three different countries – Honduras, Peru and Turkmenistan.

“During these challenging times, helping my constituents abroad return home to southern Minnesota is among my top priorities. If you, a family member or loved one is currently stranded in a country that has closed its borders, please do not hesitate to contact my office and we will work with the U.S. Embassy and the State Department to help facilitate your travel back home,” said Hagedorn.

“After our original travel plans were cancelled, Jim Hagedorn immediately got to work helping us return home. Thanks to Jim and his staff for always keeping us informed and assisting in completing our journey home. We will be ever grateful for his support and care for his constituents,” said Bonnie Davids, who was part of a five-person prayer team that had traveled to Honduras for a mission trip.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.