New Minnehaha County commissioners take oath
Commissioner Gerald Beninga sworn in for fourth term
The Minnehaha County Commission has new blood for the first time in six years.
Three members of the Minnehaha County Commission took their oaths of office Thursday during a rescheduled regular meeting in downtown Sioux Falls.
Incumbent Commissioner Gerald Beninga and newcomers Jen Bleyenberg and Joe Kippley began four-year terms, with Beninga beginning his fourth term on the Commission.
Bleyenberg and Kippley replace outgoing Commissioners Cindy Heiberger and Jeff Barth, who both opted to not seek re-election.
All three commissioners taking the oath of office are Republicans.
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