Yankton County talking about cutting costs on various programs

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Counties will be caught between rapidly rising costs and a cap on spending as they write their budgets for next year.

During a Yankton County Commission strategy session, Commissioner Cheri Loest said there are talks underway across the state about counties cutting costs.

Loest says smaller counties will have the toughest decisions.

Commissioner Don Kettering says most counties will have to be pushed.

Loest says county commissions are facing some ugly numbers.

The Yankton County Jail has been returning over a million dollars a year to the annual budget.