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!
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Recent Posts by Isabella Basco

Should schools stay open longer?

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has introduced a bill to keep schools open three hours longer on weekdays to fit better with parents' work schedules. But do people agree with the legislation?

Hagedorn town hall focuses on upcoming race

Congressman Jim Hagedorn has been making the rounds in Southern Minnesota.

Kruckeberg case and sentencing shows 'the dangers and tragedy that can result from being distracted by your phone '

A man who pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a Southern Minnesota girl and her mother receives his sentence.

What's at stake for Lyle Public Schools?

The District is asking taxpayers to increase their general education revenue to 850 dollars per student - which is ten dollars more than what they pay already. Property taxes will go up if the referendum passes. But the Superintendent says this money is needed.

New construction hopes to help 'a housing shortage at all levels in Rochester'

As Rochester grows - so does the city's need for more housing. That's why a developer is coming in to build more single family homes. But City Council has approved a few rules one developer doesn't completely agree with leading to some friction.

Voting on a new pool

In just a week - voters in Southern Minnesota and North Iowa will head to the polls to cast voters in a variety of races and referendums. In Byron - people will be voting on whether or not they support the construction of a 9 million dollar pool.

Plans in motion to build law enforcement memorial

Plans are moving forward to build a law enforcement memorial at Soldier's Field Park.

New mental health facility the only intensive outpatient program in Southern Minnesota

The Med City is living up to its name by adding another healthcare facility that is the only intensive outpatient program in Southern Minnesota.

Take Back the Streets

It's a movement gaining traction.

The track is saved in Rochester

After months of going back and forth, the Park Board and the "Save the Track" organization have reached middle ground. A softer surface will be used for the track.

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