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Sen. Rod Grams funeral service, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 A large tent was erected next to the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Francis to handle the large crowd.

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Family, friends bid farewell to former Minnesota Sen. Rod Grams

  • Associated Press
  • October 15, 2013 - 7:18 PM

ST. FRANCIS, Minn. — 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 held 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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