Calyn Thompson

Calyn Thompson joined the KIMT News 3 team in June of 2017 as a morning reporter.

Title: 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

Rochester named third-most innovative city in US

Rochester received the same recognition in 2018 by 24/7 Wall Street.

Buying flowers leads to bikes for kids

Hy-Vee stores in Rochester are participating in the “Petals for Pedals” fundraiser.

Blood donors needed in the Med City: 'I call it the gift of life'

Mayo Clinic’s Blood Donor Program posted a plea on their Facebook page saying “We need your help! Our patient need blood type O-negative.”

Shortage of live bait for Minnesota anglers this summer

In the land of 10,000 lakes, what you catch is a big deal – but what you use to catch it makes a big difference.

Toward Zero Death night at Rochester Honkers game

The idea behind Toward Zero Death, also known as TZD, is that even one traffic-related death on our roads is unacceptable.

Debating the Pledge of Allegiance after Minnesota city council drops it from meetings

In our area – Rochester, Austin, and Albert Lea city councils do say the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings. However, Mason City does not.

Rochester Salvation Army offers a cool place to go this summer

The space is located on First Avenue Northeast in Rochester, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Minnesota DNR offers 'Fireworks Free Fourth'

Minnesota rules prohibit the use of fireworks in state parks.

'Close the Camps' protest in Rochester urges change at southern border

About 140 people were in Rochester protesting outside of US Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s office.

Mixed reviews after two years of Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota

It's been two years since Minnesota law made Sunday alcohol sales legal for the first time since Prohibition.

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