Annalise Johnson is an Iowa native, born and raised in Decorah, but now calls Southeastern Minnesota home.
Her passion for writing began when she was a child writing songs and short stories. However, her interest in news journalism began in high school, where she was an All-State Speech qualifying anchor in the television news category.
She attended Luther College (’18) in Decorah, Iowa, where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in English writing. Her senior research paper, “The Effects of Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationships Post-Sexual Assault: Giving Survivors a Voice,” received the Top Student Paper Award at the 2017 Iowa Communication Conference and will be published in the 2018 Iowa Communication Journal. During her time at Luther, she spent a semester studying abroad in Thailand at Mahidol University; a month studying Islam in Europe abroad; and a month studying the implications of ecotourism abroad in Belize. She also participated in choir, volunteered as a certified sexual assault and domestic abuse victim counselor, and was co-captain of the football cheerleading squad. Go Norse!
After graduating a semester early from Luther, Annalise joined the KIMT News 3 team as a reporter in February 2018. When she is not reporting, she enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and MinPin Norman. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, booths filled the John Marshall High School gym with area service providers eager to help and answer questions.
Southeast Minnesota Realtors just released its 2019 Annual Report on the Southeast Minnesota Housing Market.
The former Memorial Hall was built in the early 1970s. It was plagued with a leaking issue, improper heating and cooling, and therefore an ongoing mold problem.
On Wednesday, area farmers interested in planting cover crops attended informational sessions hosted by Mower Soil and Water Conservation District at Riverland Community College.
There are now 24 fully-promoted captains on the Rochester Fire Department.
The regular session is less than a month away.
A snowmobiler says conditions haven't been good for snowmobiling much at all so far this winter, but he's expecting that to change later this week.
One Chatfield resident tells KIMT he had to drive to Stewartville during the big blizzard last winter in dangerous conditions in order to get his prescriptions.
It's a more than $1 million project.
PawPrint Brewery is set to officially open January 24th in Chatfield.