About KIMT

KIMT News 3 is your leading provider of local news, weather information, sports, community events breaking news and entertainment programming from the CBS Television Network. KIMT covers Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa, including Rochester, Mason City, Austin, Albert Lea and Charles City.

KIMT broadcasts programming from the CBS Television Network, the best in syndicated programming, Antenna TV and Ion Television.

KIMT-TV, on the air for more than 65 years, has grown and innovated along with the television broadcasting industry, bringing news and programming from black and white to the implementation of digital television in May of 2002, expanding later that summer to high-definition television to now a leader in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota news.

Owned by Allen Media Broadcasting, KIMT is a reliable and trustworthy news station that integrates the latest technology to bring you the most accurate newscasts on a daily basis along with CBS’ prime programming.

The station signed on for the first time on May 15, 1954, as KGLO-TV owned by Lee Enterprises along with the Globe Gazette and KGLO radio.

In August of 1977, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that one company could not own all the media outlets in a city, and Lee Enterprises was forced to break up its cluster. KGLO was sold to BY communications and the television station was renamed KIMT, standing for Iowa/Minnesota Television. In 1980, it was sold to the Shott family of Bluefield, West Virginia. In 1984, they sold KIMT to Spartan Radiocasting Company (Spartan Communications).

Spartan merged with Media General in 2000, and KIMT celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 15, 2004.

On August 2, 2006, New Vision Television made it public that it had bought KIMT, and on May 7, 2012, LIN TV Corporation announced it would acquire the New Vision Television group, including KIMT. On March 21, 2014, Media General announced it would acquire LIN TV Corporation.

Heartland Media acquired KIMT on Jan. 17, 2017. The station was sold to Allen Media Broadcasting in 2019.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 779749

Reported Deaths: 8705
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1551991932
Ramsey63983985
Dakota57663527
Anoka54651523
Washington34014332
Stearns28901255
St. Louis24156362
Scott21836160
Wright21662171
Olmsted18423120
Sherburne15716115
Carver1381257
Clay1034999
Rice10062131
Blue Earth977859
Crow Wing9658109
Kandiyohi851698
Chisago847164
Otter Tail8234106
Benton7604112
Beltrami670380
Mower656341
Douglas642091
Goodhue631285
Itasca630887
Winona618454
McLeod604471
Steele592525
Isanti581174
Morrison571569
Becker543464
Polk520080
Freeborn493642
Nobles484952
Lyon462356
Carlton453066
Nicollet440454
Pine433233
Cass432246
Mille Lacs424967
Brown416347
Todd409736
Le Sueur390132
Meeker364354
Waseca331831
Martin331537
Wabasha30608
Hubbard296544
Dodge277610
Roseau268027
Fillmore250514
Wadena244529
Redwood243643
Houston234217
Renville231449
Faribault223430
Pennington218427
Sibley214712
Cottonwood198529
Kanabec194730
Chippewa193840
Aitkin187143
Watonwan173112
Pope16348
Yellow Medicine160620
Rock158119
Jackson148615
Koochiching139619
Clearwater138318
Swift137519
Murray137011
Marshall135120
Pipestone133927
Stevens128011
Lake110921
Wilkin104414
Lac qui Parle100324
Mahnomen92112
Norman8939
Grant8129
Big Stone8055
Lincoln7895
Kittson61722
Red Lake5969
Unassigned554124
Traverse5285
Lake of the Woods4824
Cook2460

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 474151

Reported Deaths: 6785
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk74657729
Linn29194394
Scott24733274
Black Hawk20335358
Woodbury19207244
Johnson17988100
Dubuque15834229
Pottawattamie14276200
Dallas14109108
Story1288551
Warren774296
Cerro Gordo6951110
Webster6950111
Clinton6929101
Des Moines667594
Marshall641885
Muscatine6352113
Wapello5936137
Jasper578279
Lee565689
Sioux565676
Marion508191
Buena Vista491746
Plymouth463487
Henry389847
Jones370861
Washington366856
Benton359257
Bremer357168
Boone350937
Carroll346353
Crawford339347
Mahaska322856
Dickinson301052
Clay279133
Buchanan279039
Jackson273546
Kossuth271873
Hardin270249
Tama264976
Fayette260649
Delaware258546
Cedar249526
Page249328
Wright243645
Hamilton233954
Winneshiek233338
Floyd221845
Harrison217777
Madison216925
Clayton214558
Poweshiek211741
Iowa208029
Butler206638
Cass201557
Jefferson201040
Mills199929
Allamakee194753
Cherokee193844
Lyon192941
Hancock187639
Winnebago186633
Calhoun186116
Appanoose180850
Shelby178439
Louisa171052
Grundy168537
Humboldt167727
Emmet167146
Franklin164628
Mitchell164043
Union162637
Chickasaw159318
Sac157924
Guthrie155434
Montgomery142342
Palo Alto142032
Clarke141328
Keokuk139635
Monroe134335
Howard128222
Ida118641
Greene116315
Davis115225
Lucas113724
Pocahontas111423
Monona108738
Worth10818
Adair105335
Osceola94017
Fremont86111
Van Buren84221
Decatur82612
Taylor79713
Wayne74824
Ringgold67727
Audubon66814
Adams5095
Unassigned380
Rochester
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Austin
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Charles City
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