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Strand appointed Tenth Judicial District Court judge

Governor Mark Dayton has announced the appointment of Elizabeth H. Strand as a district court judge. This seat will be chambered in Buffalo in Wright County in Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District.

Strand serves as the Buffalo and Annandale prosecuting attorney, where she is the sole provider of city prosecution services for Buffalo and Annandale. She also maintains a private family law practice where she represents clients in diverse family matters. She previously served as an assistant public defender with the Tenth Judicial District and was an associate attorney with Cundy and Martin, L.L.C. and the Beaulier Law Office.

Strand received a B.A. in Medical Ethics with distinction from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1992, and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul in 1998.

Throughout her career, Strand has worked to provide legal services and assistance to low income individuals; volunteering with the Wright County Free Law Clinic and acting as a reference attorney at Chrysalis. She also frequently offers teaching services within Wright County. She resides with her family in Buffalo.

A 1988 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Strand is the daughter of Alice Strand-Lembke of Alexandria and the late David Strand.

Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District consists of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington and Wright counties.