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Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams

Former U.S. senator, TV anchor Rod Grams dead at 65

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ST. PAUL — Rod Grams, a former Twin Cities anchorman who went on to serve as a Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota, has died. He was 65.

Grams died at his home in the east-central Minnesota town of Crown late Tuesday night, said Kent Kaiser, a longtime GOP activist and spokesman for the Grams family. Grams had been diagnosed with cancer in April 2012.

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