Former U.S. Sen Rod Grams died late Tuesday night after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
His death was confirmed Wednesday morning by Kent Kaiser, a spokesman for the family.
Grams, who served a term in the U.S. House and a term in the Senate in the 1990s, is being remembered as a principled, humble conservative who helped usher in a new era of politics in Minnesota and Washington.
Born in 1948 in the central Minnesota town of Princeton, Grams grew up on a dairy farm. He went to Carroll College in Helena, Mont.
Many Minnesotans first came to know...