Hagedorn Recognizes Maud Borup with Visit, House Floor Speech

June 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) recently recognized Maud Borup by visiting its Le Center manufacturing facility and by giving a speech on the House Floor.


Maud Borup is a 112-year-old wholesale confections company that specializes in gourmet candy, baking kits, food gifts and more. Started as a woman-owned, brick and mortar candy shop in St. Paul, Minn. before women had the right to vote, today it’s a wholesale company. Ninety-six percent of its more than 100 employees are women.


Maud Borup’s President, Christine Lantinen, was recently named 2019 Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year. During Hagedorn’s May 29 visit to Le Center, Lantinen shared she is an Army veteran and is an entrepreneur in her hometown. Lantinen and Maud Borup’s workers discussed regulatory issues, health care reform and trade, and how federal policies are affecting small businesses in Minnesota.


Hagedorn said from the House floor, “Thanks to Christine and to everyone at Maud Borup, for being a valuable part of Minnesota.”


Watch Hagedorn’s floor speech here.


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.