Annalise Johnson

Multimedia journalist

Title: Multimedia journalist
ajohnson@kimt.com

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 was 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 in Europe; and a month studying in Belize. She also sang in choir, volunteered as a certified sexual assault and domestic abuse victim counselor, and was co-captain of the football cheerleading squad. Go Norse! She is passionate about traveling and even has her SCUBA diving certification.

After graduating a semester early from Luther, Annalise joined the KIMT News 3 team as a reporter in February 2018. You can sometimes find her behind the desk filling in. When she is not bringing you your local news, she enjoys spending time with her MinPin Norman, listening to true crime podcasts, and reading. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach her at ajohnson@kimt.com.

Recent Posts by Annalise Johnson

Don't drink and drive this holiday weekend

If you're celebrating this Independence Day weekend with some alcoholic beverages, make sure you don't wind up watching the fireworks from behind bars.

Beating the heat at Cascade Lake Beach

The beach is an oasis for people looking to find relief from the heat, but it's also a site of recent tragedy.

Olmsted County opens new transitional housing, closing overnight program at Mayo Civic Center

Sheltering the homeless at the Mayo Civic Center was Olmsted County's emergency response to COVID-19. Now, the county is transitioning into a more long-term plan.

First Student looking for more school bus drivers for upcoming school year

If schools have in-person learning, drivers will be needed on their routes. If schools continue with distance learning, bus drivers will continue delivering school lunches like Rochester Public Schools began in the spring. If hybrid learning is used, First Student will work with the schools to plan for how that will work with bus routes.

Local theater and Coffeehouse begins enforcing mask requirements in some areas of business

Beginning Monday night at its 7 PM showing of Back to the Future, all patrons must wear masks in the lobby and coffee shop area. Once seated and socially distanced in the coffee shop or theater, the masks can come off.

Rochester and Albert Lea Police Department see spike in reports of fireworks

Because many 4th of July community gatherings are cancelled due to the pandemic, they expect even more fireworks will be set off in neighborhoods next week.

Rochester Community and Technical College preparing for fall semester

This fall, some classes will be offered online, some will be in person, and some will be a hybrid. This isn't anything new for RCTC. It's how it offered learning even before the pandemic. However, the way some in person classes are held will be different.

Freeborn County COVID-19 Relief Forgivable Loan deadline is Friday

Freeborn County, the City of Albert Lea, and the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency, as well as Farmers State Bank and Home Federal Savings Bank contributed to the fund for a total of $450,000 dollars.

How to make your face mask more comfortable, especially in hot weather

To make your mask more tolerable, the Iowa Department of Public Health has some advice.

Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program needs help to fill cancelled appointments

When someone cancels their appointment or doesn't show up for their time slot, that leaves a gap in the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program's expected supply.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 37624

Reported Deaths: 1503
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin12150785
Ramsey4805226
Stearns234519
Dakota228690
Anoka2180107
Nobles16626
Olmsted110115
Washington106940
Mower9452
Rice8357
Scott7004
Clay58538
Kandiyohi5701
Wright4565
Blue Earth4532
Todd4002
Carver3641
Lyon3092
Sherburne3075
Freeborn2900
Steele2281
Watonwan2160
Benton2143
St. Louis17715
Martin1635
Nicollet15912
Cottonwood1340
Goodhue1298
Winona12215
Crow Wing10612
Pine1030
Le Sueur981
Chisago971
Otter Tail931
McLeod880
Carlton850
Dodge840
Polk812
Chippewa781
Unassigned7637
Isanti720
Itasca6412
Waseca640
Douglas620
Meeker611
Morrison591
Murray580
Becker550
Faribault550
Jackson550
Sibley542
Pennington500
Pipestone371
Mille Lacs342
Renville322
Wabasha310
Brown302
Rock300
Yellow Medicine300
Beltrami290
Fillmore280
Houston250
Swift211
Norman200
Wilkin203
Redwood180
Cass152
Wadena150
Aitkin140
Big Stone140
Kanabec141
Koochiching141
Roseau130
Marshall120
Grant100
Lincoln100
Pope100
Mahnomen81
Clearwater70
Hubbard60
Lake60
Traverse50
Lac qui Parle40
Stevens40
Red Lake30
Kittson20
Cook10
Lake of the Woods00

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30975

Reported Deaths: 720
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk6464179
Woodbury321544
Black Hawk225258
Buena Vista171111
Johnson12648
Dallas126329
Linn126282
Marshall104319
Scott77810
Story7623
Pottawattamie72111
Wapello70630
Dubuque68322
Crawford6772
Muscatine62944
Sioux4630
Tama46229
Wright3801
Louisa36013
Jasper32317
Plymouth3165
Warren2731
Dickinson2642
Washington2369
Webster2132
Hamilton1871
Cerro Gordo1561
Boone1481
Clay1330
Clarke1312
Allamakee1284
Mahaska11517
Shelby1140
Clinton1071
Poweshiek1048
Carroll961
Pocahontas941
Bremer926
Franklin890
Des Moines882
Henry863
Emmet850
Cedar821
Taylor790
Monona760
Cherokee751
Floyd722
Hardin700
Marion700
Guthrie664
Benton651
Sac630
Jefferson590
Osceola590
Jones560
Humboldt541
Butler532
Harrison530
Lee532
Hancock510
Iowa510
Buchanan501
Monroe506
Calhoun492
Delaware491
Fayette480
Madison452
Clayton433
Lyon410
Palo Alto410
Davis391
Winneshiek380
Grundy370
Mitchell370
Mills360
Howard350
Kossuth340
Lucas304
Greene290
Jackson290
Chickasaw280
Winnebago280
Union270
Ida230
Cass220
Appanoose203
Keokuk201
Page200
Van Buren200
Worth190
Audubon161
Unassigned160
Adair150
Ringgold150
Decatur110
Montgomery102
Wayne100
Adams80
Fremont70
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