CLOSINGS: View Closings

Isabella Basco

Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018.

Title: MMJ

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

Recent Posts by Isabella Basco

Rochester Thaw Festival Opens

With the spring weather outside, people are out enjoying the lovely weather with some live music!

Immigrant goes from 'waiting for someone to come shoot me' to living American Dream

Immigration continues to be a point of contention for the Trump administration.

Ramp 6 opens next week

The Med City continues to see growth downtown including the opening of a brand-new parking ramp set to open Tuesday.

Reactions to Executive Order ensuring freedom of speech

Yesterday - the President signed an Executive Order to improve transparency and ensure free speech on college campuses. If they don't, the institutions risk federal research funds. The President will hold any professors or power structures accountable if they prevent conservatives from challenging far-left thinking. We wanted to find out if you think college campuses are stifling the First Amendment and we got interesting responses.

Ice Cream Fundraiser raises money for Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota

Flapdoodles celebrated Ava Karow by donating the proceeds of a fundraiser to the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

Deer hunters react to deer dumped near Zumbro River

Authorities are on the hunt for poachers in Southeastern Minnesota. Eight dead deer were found on the side of the Zumbro River with their antlers and skull plates missing. Some experienced deer hunters are outraged and now wants answers.

Taking charge of your health during spring

A change of season can mean a time to spring into a new start, maybe by embarking on a healthier lifestyle. Now that the weather is finally nice enough to go outside and take a leisurely walk, spring is the perfect time to make a few changes with your health in mind. Here is how some folks are doing it.

Parents react to overcrowding at RPS

Rochester Public Schools is racing against the clock as the city and population continue to grow since elementary and middle schools are overcrowded. The School Board made the decision to move forward with a two-question referendum that will ask voters to approve funding to reconstruct old schools and build new ones. Tonight -- parents and students react to this solution.

Protecting wells from contamination

As the flooding risk continues across the area - health officials have a friendly reminder to encourage homeowners to prepare for the possibility their wells might flood. Here's what to do to protect it.

Olmsted County Board of Commissioners to consider Tobacco 21 ordinance

Cities and counties are considering raising the legal age to buy tobacco. The Olmsted County Board of Commissioners is listening to facts and data to decide whether or not they should do the same.

Mason City
Few Clouds
26° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 26°
Albert Lea
28° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 28°
30° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 30°
Charles City
Scattered Clouds
30° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 24°
27° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 22°
Tracking warmer temperatures today.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


New parking ramp opens downtown


Tracking Very Warm Temperatures


Kasson rallies around their hometown Cyclone


Building the ball fields in Charles City


Governor Walz talks healthcare


Preparing for road changes in Mason City


Hotel Proposed for Downtown Austin


Chateau Theatre Update


Tracking 60s for the Midweek!


Upcoming street projects in Mason City

Community Events