Matthew Strand

Minnesota National Bank has announced that Matthew Strand to the bank’s Board of Directors.

Strand has been a resident of Pelican Rapids for most of his life and is a graduate of Pelican Rapids High School.

Strand continued his education at Concordia College Offutt School of Business. 

In 2017 Strand, along with his wife Elizabeth, returned to Pelican Rapids to become third generation owners of Strand Ace Hardware in downtown Pelican. Prior to his return to Pelican Rapids, Strand held positions supporting National Security at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Strand also served as Director of Dayton Area Operations for PAR Government Systems Corporation.

“I have been continually impressed by the support I have received from Shelly, Andrew, and all the Pelican Rapids team at Minnesota National Bank. I am honored to support them as a Director,“ said Strand.

“We’re excited to have Matt join our Board of Directors. His business and commitment to Pelican Rapids is exactly who and what we’re about,” noted Donald John, chief executive officer. 

Minnesota National Bank has three locations in Sauk Centre, Long Prairie, and Pelican Rapids. 

“We help our communities thrive by supporting local businesses, farmers, organizations, and building strong relationships with our customers. We know our customers by name and our team is part of the fabric of our local communities,” added John. “To us, banking is not a series of transactions – it is building a trusted relationship for a lifetime.”