First Security Bank has a new VP, Ag and Commercial Lender, Melissa Peterson.

Peterson has a Bachelor's Degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota and a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

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"I have also completed the National School of Experienced Ag Lender at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota," Peterson said.

With over 16 years of experience in banking and finance, Peterson's last employer was Bell Bank in Fargo.

"I'm looking forward to getting involved in the community and using my experience to help other businesses and individuals," Peterson said.

She currently resides in Rothsay, Minnesota, with her husband, Paul Peterson, and they have one son, Evan, who is currently in seventh grade.