Mayville enthusiasts support local businesses, community

Tim and Sue Strand thrive in small-town atmosphere.

Looking for a new appliance or a powertool, as well as a hometown feel with a smile? Tim and Sue Strand probably have it covered.

The couple, who own the Hardware Hank store in Mayville, are passionate about everything related to Mayville and the surrounding area.

Caption: Tim and Sue Strand, who own the Hardware Hank store in Mayville, are passionate about everything related to Mayville and the surrounding area. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

Sue Strand grew up in Mayville, her parents owned two businesses in town and her father worked at Mayville State as a teacher, coach and dean of students. Tim Strand grew up just across the Goose River in Portland, N.D., a mere 2 miles away, where his parents were farmers.

“We’ve always loved the small town,” Sue Strand said. “People would ask me when I graduated ‘Oh, you’re still here?’ and we’re like, ‘yeah.’ We love it here. This is where we want to raise our family. It’s a great place.”

The couple bought their current business in September 1994 and have expanded it multiple times throughout the years. Now they offer appliances and other household items for any time residents are looking to update their homes.

The building also holds Thrivent financial, where Sue Strand also works.

During the pandemic, the couple has hired more people because they were deemed an essential business.

“Because we’ve been able to stay open with everybody in quarantine when it started, there was nothing to do at home but projects,” Tim Strand said. “We’ve prospered from people’s projects.”

The couple said they are grateful for everything their employees have done over the past several months.

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