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Strand licensed, promoted

Velva Strand, employed by Jack Chivers Realty, recently got her real estate license in the state of Minnesota and has been promoted.

Strand, who has been doing home staging and client services for Jack Chivers Realty since March 2006, completed three weeks of training and testing and started as a realtor for Jack Chivers in the beginning of June.

Strand was a real estate agent in St. Louis, Mo., prior to moving to Detroit Lakes. She was also the marketing manager for the number three ranked real estate agent in Missouri for all Prudential agents.

She said when she initially moved to the area she felt she wasn't ready to be an agent until she learned more about the area.

Before entering the real estate business, she was a flight attendant for 17 years.

Her husband, William Strand, is a pilot for American Airlines. They have five grown children, four boys and one girl, and one granddaughter.