Cordy and David Strand of Aitkin will receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Distinguished Activism at Saturday's Humphrey Day Dinner in Minneapolis.
Cordy Strand is associate chair of the Aitkin County DFL and has co-chaired five consecutive record-setting fundraisers. David Strand started writing political opinion/editorial pieces for the Aitkin Independent Age in 2004 and has submitted more than 100 columns. Both have been delegates to the DFL State Convention twice.
North Dakota natives, the Strands have been married more than 50 years. They have made six transatlantic moves and have lived in 13 houses, partly due to David Strand's career with 3M. They have lived in Belgium, Finland and Denmark. Cordy Strand ran an import and retail sales antique business for 12 years. The couple now lives on Cedar Lake in Aitkin County.
Also being honored that night will be former U.S. Rep. and Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser.
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