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Calyn Thompson

Calyn Thompson joined the KIMT News 3 team in June of 2017 as a morning reporter and is now our weekend anchor.

Title: Weekend anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Calyn Thompson joined the KIMT News 3 team in June of 2017 as a morning reporter. Even though an Iowa girl at heart, Calyn is excited to cover Rochester, MN.

Calyn attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She reported and anchored for the campus news show, “Cedar Valley Today.” She has been recognized by the Iowa Broadcast News Association and the Upper Midwest Regional Student Television Awards for her reporting and anchoring work. Calyn also interned at KCRG-TV9 News in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for two summers.

When she’s not covering the news, Calyn loves to spend time with family and friends, go boating, exercise, shop, and watch movies.

Recent Posts by Calyn Thompson

KIMT News 3 shows you how to make a face mask

It's important to note, homemade masks are not as effective as manufactured masks.

Mayo Clinic still learning how coronavirus behaves in children

Doctors say if you have questions or are showing symptoms, you should call your health care provider first.

Rochester Salvation Army to store personal protective equipment for SE Minnesota

The Salvation Army's job will be to store PPE and have it ready to go for all of Southeast Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic: Smoking may cause challenges in COVID-19 treatment, recovery

"Quitting now will reduce your risk for complications," Dr. Taylor Hays, the director of the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic, said. "Staying quit will probably reduce your risk for long-term complications."

Rochester community reacts to President Trump extending social distancing guidelines

President Trump says he now hopes to see the US on its way to recovery by June 1.

Mayo Clinic ramping up telehealth efforts during coronavirus pandemic

"The ability of a specialist to be able to see a patient by video or get other data from a patient remotely means that patient gets that care more conveniently," Dr. Steve Ommen, medical director for Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, said.

Mayo Clinic increasing lab testing capacity for COVID-19

Right now, labs at Mayo Clinic can perform 4,000 tests each day.

Minnesota nurse to serve on front lines of pandemic in New York: 'As nurses, we take an oath'

Elizabeth Schafer, who's from Albert Lea and now lives in St. Paul, will leave for New York on Sunday.

Minnesota working on alternative health care facilities

As of Tuesday, there are 262 cases of coronavirus in Minnesota with seven people are being treated in the intensive care unit. Those numbers are expected to increase.

Mayo Clinic doctors learning more about Coronavirus: 'It's moved so quickly'

A brand new disease means a lack of information. KIMT News 3 is finding out how doctors at Mayo Clinic are trying to understand more about COVID-19.

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