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Family, Friends Bidding Farewell to MN's Grams

Posted at: 10/15/2013 7:09 AM



ST. FRANCIS, Minn. (AP) - Family, friends and supporters of former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams are gathering to bid farewell to the Republican politician.
    
A funeral service for Grams was scheduled for Tuesday morning at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Francis. A visitation was held Monday night.
    
Grams died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
    
Grams served Minnesota in the Senate from 1995 to 2001 and he was a member of the House for the two years before that.
    
His entry into politics followed a career in broadcast journalism, culminating with an anchor job at the Twin Cities FOX TV affiliate.

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