Cherie Loest

Newcomer to the Yankton County Commission Cherie Loest admits to having some butterflies in her stomach while attending her first meeting as a member of the board, something she says demonstrates her seriousness about her new role in county government.

While permits for hog barns issued by the previous commission was the hot-button issue of the 2018 campaign Loest says developing the ag sector of the areas’ economy in a responsible manner is vital.

Loest says one of her priorities is to work to find a common ground among the citizens of Yankton County.

Along with Dan Klimisch and Joe Healy earlier this week Loest took her oath of office as a Yankton County Commissioner.