Isabella Basco

Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018.

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Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018. She is a Southerner who has just moved to the Midwest.
She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee but has lived everywhere! She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina and graduated with her Masters in Journalism from Georgetown University. In Washington DC, she interned at CNBC and worked in production on Voice of America’s show, “Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren.” She also worked as a production assistant at WMC Action News 5, the NBC affiliate in Memphis.

She has always loved storytelling and is excited to tell the stories in Rochester! In her free time, Isabella enjoys singing, playing the piano and baking delicious treats!
For story ideas, please email ibasco@kimt.com.

Recent Posts by Isabella Basco

Pillars of the City Plaques Unveiled

Summer humidity can't stop Austin from honoring people who made outstanding contributions to the city - they are the so-called "Pillars of the City." Each year the Pillars of the City Committee recognizes individuals with plaques.

Preserving and expanding homeless shelters

Mayor Kim Norton and other state leaders are calling on the legislature to provide 25 million in bonding dollars to preserve and expand homeless shelters across the state. KIMT News 3 discovered the desperate need for a 24/7 permanent shelter in Rochester.

Dr. on raising kids to be more tolerant: 'Think about how to raise children in an anti-racist way'

Across the country - people are protesting and calling for an end to systemic racism - but how do we teach the next generation to become more tolerant of others and stand up against racism?

Jobs report comes out for June: 4.8 million jobs added

The June jobs report is out and is showing some progress on the road to pandemic recovery.

Helping the homeless after overnight program closes at Civic Center

The overnight program at the Civic Center is ending. One Rochester man is worried about where people will stay - especially with all of the heat and humidity in the forecast - and being in the middle of a global pandemic.

Tough questions asked at Rochester use of force policy listening session

As demands for police reform echo across the nation - the Med City is putting spotlight on its own police force. The Rochester Police Policy Oversight Commission teamed up with the Diversity Council to host a community listening session on law enforcement and their use of force.

Use of force policy listening session in Rochester

More than a month after the killing of George Floyd - calls for police reform across the nation are unwavering including in the Med City. The Rochester Police Policy Oversight Commission is partnering with the Diversity Council to host a community listening session.

North Iowa woman's message: 'You can't catch anything by waving'

It's normal to crave human interaction - but the pandemic has changed the way we connect. One woman in North Iowa isn't getting fancy with technology - instead she says "hello" to people in her neighborhood the old-fashioned way.

Where is Rochester losing money?

This year, the City of Rochester is estimating it lost $17 to $28 million in revenue due to the coronavirus, which raises the question of how next year's budget will get impacted

Changes to Rochester polling locations ahead of the election

This election cycle is historic considering it's happening during a global pandemic. To keep voters safe - polling locations are shifting - and the changes will be in place for both the August 11th primary and the general election.

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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