So I was out yesterday and missed the news that 1st District Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn posted an apology Sunday night on his Facebook page for old blog posts that targeted Indians, gays and women. I interviewed Hagedorn earlier that day, but at that point he declined to say whether or not he would apologize. He did say he took seriously a statement by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden that Hagedorn should apologize.
Here's yesterday's Political Notebook column. I wrote about the old blog posts resurfacing to cause Hagedorn trouble as he prepares to take on 1st district DFL Rep. Tim Walz in November. Below is a screenshot of Hagedorn's apology posted on his Facebook page.