Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams in home hospice care after cancer diagnosis

Rod Grams, the former television new anchor who served one term in the U.S. House and one term in the U.S. Senate, is receiving hospice care at his home after a cancer diagnosis.

The Up and At ‘Em show on 1130AM reported the hospice news this morning and a family spokesman confirmed with the AP that Grams is in hospice care at his home in Crown, Minn.

Grams had been a news anchor at KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities before entering politics as a Republican.

He lost his bid for re-election to the Senate in 2000 to Mark Dayton, who also served one term, but was later elected governor of Minnesota.

He was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2012.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Tim Walker on 09/04/2013 - 02:20 pm.

    That’s a shame.My thoughts

    That’s a shame.

    My thoughts are with Rod and his family.

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