Isabella Basco

Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018.

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ibasco@kimt.com

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

Rochester city leader candidates take part in forum

We're just weeks away from the General Elections - "crunch time" for candidates.

Celebrating the fall with "Fall Follies"

The Waters on Mayowood Senior Living Community is holding a "Fall Follies" event - inspired by Socialice.

Paramedic reflects on her career during her last shift

Katherine Sollie has served the community for 31 years as a Mayo Clinic EMT and paramedic. She reflects on what she's learned, how her field's changed and her hopes for the future.

Partnership promotes dining options

To help bars and restaurants during the pandemic, three organizations are teaming up so residents can find the latest dining and delivery options.

Coronavirus concerns at Federal Medical Center

At the Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca - 108 inmates and 3 staff members have tested positive. At the Federal Medical Center in Rochester - 5 staff members and 2 inmates have the virus.

SE Minnesota farmer showing support for President Trump through bean sign

Some people who are politically passionate rally for their chosen candidate, others put a sign in their front yard. One Mower County farmer is taking an unconventional approach. Here's the story of one man's commitment to back President Donald Trump in his bid for reelection.

Rochester council supports ban on conversion therapy

Rochester City Council is making it clear - conversion therapy is not welcome in Rochester. The practice seeks to change an LGBTQ person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Establishing Rochester's budget for 2021

Rochester is getting closer and closer to finalizing its budget for 2021.

Rochester denies business license for Harmony Asian Massage

Rochester City Council is denying a business license for Harmony Asian Massage - a business with a history of prostitution allegations. The business has also violated multiple ordinances like refusing a routine inspection from the city, operating without a valid license and giving inaccurate information to the City Clerk's office.

Candlelight vigil for prisoners of war

It's National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day. This evening - the POW/MIA Riders Association held its annual candlelight vigil at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 93012

Reported Deaths: 2040
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin26447926
Ramsey10697319
Dakota7354125
Anoka5935132
Stearns390924
Washington368955
Scott250033
Olmsted236728
Nobles195416
Blue Earth16476
Wright15737
St. Louis148039
Carver13897
Clay134040
Rice13228
Mower13125
Sherburne112514
Kandiyohi9722
Winona86318
Lyon6674
Waseca6128
Steele5332
Freeborn5323
Benton5303
Nicollet52116
Watonwan5164
Todd4872
Crow Wing48118
McLeod4752
Chisago4711
Le Sueur4524
Otter Tail4224
Beltrami4055
Martin37210
Goodhue3519
Pine3090
Itasca30314
Polk2984
Douglas2862
Isanti2790
Becker2642
Carlton2561
Cottonwood2240
Morrison2221
Dodge2180
Pipestone21710
Chippewa2061
Meeker1942
Sibley1863
Wabasha1830
Brown1822
Yellow Medicine1752
Rock1640
Cass1593
Murray1582
Mille Lacs1543
Redwood1541
Unassigned15052
Renville1427
Jackson1411
Faribault1360
Swift1271
Houston1210
Koochiching1213
Kanabec1178
Roseau1170
Pennington1161
Fillmore1110
Lincoln1080
Hubbard941
Stevens941
Pope920
Big Stone760
Aitkin751
Wadena670
Wilkin613
Grant594
Lake580
Norman530
Lac qui Parle501
Marshall501
Mahnomen461
Red Lake421
Traverse290
Clearwater270
Lake of the Woods211
Kittson120
Cook60

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 83644

Reported Deaths: 1294
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk15697261
Woodbury526363
Johnson508627
Black Hawk443688
Linn3941110
Story340517
Dubuque310141
Scott292628
Dallas275138
Pottawattamie206838
Buena Vista197212
Marshall177034
Sioux15043
Wapello131457
Webster121614
Plymouth110420
Clinton109920
Muscatine109154
Crawford10655
Cerro Gordo101821
Warren9486
Jasper81732
Des Moines7647
Marion7536
Tama70431
Henry6854
Carroll6535
Lee6207
Wright5721
Dickinson5086
Boone5008
Bremer4837
Washington45311
Louisa42815
Mahaska39119
Delaware3833
Franklin34618
Floyd3363
Jackson3303
Winneshiek3246
Hamilton3223
Clay3164
Lyon3074
Benton3061
Hardin2951
Winnebago28913
Poweshiek2788
Butler2672
Buchanan2651
Clarke2643
Jones2643
Emmet26010
Shelby2581
Allamakee2566
Kossuth2540
Chickasaw2470
Clayton2443
Sac2440
Guthrie2416
Cedar2381
Cherokee2352
Grundy2193
Madison2122
Fayette2112
Harrison2073
Iowa1981
Mitchell1880
Howard1866
Humboldt1843
Palo Alto1830
Calhoun1793
Hancock1772
Mills1771
Cass1602
Monroe15710
Pocahontas1562
Lucas1536
Page1530
Osceola1510
Monona1451
Jefferson1371
Appanoose1333
Union1283
Taylor1271
Davis1244
Ida1151
Van Buren1131
Fremont1100
Keokuk1051
Worth1040
Greene990
Montgomery905
Wayne852
Audubon811
Adair691
Decatur670
Ringgold492
Adams330
Unassigned40
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