A bust of the late U.S. Sen. Rod Grams would be placed in the state Capitol, under a bill proposed by Republican state Sen. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa.
Grams was a television anchor at Channel 9 for years, before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and served one term, losing in 2000 to Gov. Mark Dayton. Grams died in 2013 at age 65.
An AP story says Gazelka planned to introduce the bill today.
There are only 17 busts displayed at [PDF] the Capitol; during the ongoing renovation workers have moved them, along with portraits of the governors and other artwork, to protect them from construction hazards.)