Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former ND House Majority Leader Earl Strinden

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota House Majority Leader Earl Strinden in honor of his longtime service to the state and the Grand Forks community. Strinden was a Marine Corps veteran, served as a member of the Grand Forks City Council, was in the state legislature for 22 years and founded the University of North Dakota (UND) Foundation.

“A lifelong North Dakotan, Earl Strinden leaves a legacy of service, having dedicated decades of his life to bettering his community, state and nation,” said Hoeven. “From his role as House Majority Leader to his pivotal contributions to UND, Earl’s contributions to the growth and prosperity of Grand Forks and North Dakota will be felt for years to come. Mikey and I extend our appreciation for his tremendous work and offer our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones."