Posted at: 10/15/2013 6:02 AM
Updated at: 10/15/2013 11:18 AM
By: Jennie Olson

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Family, Friends Bid Farewell to Rod Grams


U.S. Senator Rod Grams

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 KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities.

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