Tom Riter

Tom Riter

Farm News –

Like many folks who return to “roots” back in the Midwest, Tom joining the WNAX family was a matter of coming home again. Tom is from just across the Big Sioux River – Rock Rapids, Iowa.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Brown Institute, Tom has reported on farm news and markets in Aberdeen and Mitchell in South Dakota and in Greeley, Colorado. You’ll hear Tom covering the farm news and markets through the day on WNAX.  You can also hear him on Drive Time from 4pm-6pm with Fred Forman

We do keep Tom busy – when we give him time to catch a few winks in between assignments, he makes his home in Yankton, SD.

Recent Headlines

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SD Senator John Thune; Democrats Budget Blocking

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The budget is another flash point between Senate democrats and republicans.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Moves to a New Forum in Nebraska

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The siting of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska now moves to the Public Service Commission.

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It’s Flu Season

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Despite the mild early fall weather, health officials are telling us it’s time to get a flu shot.

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SD Blue Ribbon Committee Background Workings

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The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Students and Teachers will meet again on October 29th.

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Iowa Students Get Political Lessons


Three Iowa teachers have come up with a way to teach students about the caucuses.