Samantha Soto

Samantha Soto joined KIMT as a Multimedia Journalist in 2020.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
ssoto@kimt.com

Samantha joined KIMT as a Multimedia Journalist in September 2020. A Chicagoland native, she is born and raised in the Midwest. Samantha is a 2020 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where she received her Bachelor's degree in Radio, Television, and Digital Media with a Theater minor. There she worked at WSIU Public Broadcasting River Region Evening Edition as a Reporter, Producer, weather, sports, and news anchor. Samantha is grateful to be a part of the KIMT team and excited to see what's to come. Her goal is to pursue entertainment news, and loves going to concerts and spending time with family and friends (and kitten Monk) when she can. Her dream is to one day host the red carpet at a major award show.

Recent Posts by Samantha Soto

Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths push to decrease traffic related fatalities

Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths reports 119 lives have been lost on Minnesota roadways this year already.

Sen. Carla Nelson could have big impact on filmmaking in Minnesota

A legislative measure under consideration in St. Paul would create a tax credit of up to 25 percent for television and film productions in the North Star state similar to programs in other states.

First outdoor Rochester farmers market of the year kicks off with ribbon cutting

The Rochester farmers market will be at Graham Park every Saturday from 7:30 am to noon through October.

'Walk MS' Rochester happens virtually second year in a row to fight multiple sclerosis

Last year was totally virtual because of the pandemic and this year is no different.

Small businesses can apply for relief through Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Registration for the grant opened Friday and all you have to do is be an owner of a restaurant, bar, or other small business to qualify.

Minnesota leaders provide rental assistance with Rent Help MN

The program works to help those not able to keep up with monthly rent and utility payments.

Mayo Clinic reflects on COVID-19 testing progress, working on creating more multiplex tests

Multiplex tests can not only detect COVID-19 but influenza among others.

Restaurant owners hopeful as Gov. Walz set to ease COVID restrictions

The owner of Rochester's Pappy's Place hopes the governor's announcement will give customers a sense of security.

Freeborn County to offer mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Freeborn County is holding mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics in an effort to use up any remaining doses of vaccine they have available.

Parent plans prom for her daughter's senior class in light of COVID

Because of the pandemic, many of the teenage life milestones - like prom and graduation - have either been cancelled or changed. One parent does not want to see her kid miss out.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 581335

Reported Deaths: 7267
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1206301710
Ramsey50221865
Dakota44921441
Anoka40688432
Washington26275278
Stearns21864220
St. Louis17475302
Scott16941123
Wright15685135
Olmsted1308297
Sherburne1136784
Carver1029545
Clay806892
Rice7920104
Blue Earth736041
Crow Wing650687
Kandiyohi646681
Chisago579751
Otter Tail565877
Benton558897
Goodhue469972
Mower459432
Douglas458774
Winona447350
McLeod416558
Itasca416253
Morrison412660
Isanti407062
Nobles406348
Beltrami386258
Steele379115
Polk378567
Becker374049
Lyon356850
Carlton340152
Freeborn338929
Pine323321
Nicollet320243
Brown302740
Mille Lacs297252
Le Sueur284722
Todd277131
Cass264828
Meeker249638
Waseca234821
Martin227131
Roseau204519
Wabasha20293
Hubbard182941
Dodge18073
Renville177543
Redwood170636
Houston166915
Cottonwood161921
Fillmore153710
Pennington153219
Wadena152121
Chippewa151238
Faribault149419
Kanabec141824
Sibley140610
Aitkin132836
Watonwan12979
Rock126819
Jackson120911
Pipestone113626
Yellow Medicine113420
Pope10766
Murray10529
Swift103818
Stevens88011
Marshall87417
Clearwater85416
Koochiching80914
Lake80519
Wilkin79612
Lac qui Parle74822
Big Stone5924
Lincoln5723
Grant5638
Mahnomen5408
Norman5369
Unassigned51793
Kittson48222
Red Lake3947
Traverse3675
Lake of the Woods3173
Cook1550

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 364143

Reported Deaths: 5900
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk57127619
Linn20675333
Scott19714239
Black Hawk15734307
Woodbury15078228
Johnson1438283
Dubuque13308207
Dallas1108797
Pottawattamie11021166
Story1052948
Warren571488
Clinton550792
Cerro Gordo534689
Sioux511674
Webster510892
Marshall480775
Muscatine472999
Des Moines450366
Wapello4278122
Buena Vista423940
Jasper412770
Plymouth399979
Lee371955
Marion360075
Jones296457
Henry290237
Carroll284352
Bremer282360
Crawford264140
Boone262334
Benton254955
Washington252250
Dickinson247343
Mahaska228850
Jackson220642
Clay214625
Kossuth214564
Tama208871
Delaware208040
Winneshiek196333
Page191921
Buchanan190331
Cedar188623
Hardin184443
Fayette184341
Wright183136
Harrison179073
Hamilton178949
Clayton168456
Butler163734
Mills161321
Madison159719
Floyd159442
Cherokee158338
Lyon157541
Poweshiek154533
Allamakee150251
Iowa147924
Hancock146534
Winnebago140631
Cass137654
Grundy136032
Calhoun135313
Emmet133040
Jefferson132135
Shelby130337
Sac129819
Appanoose127847
Louisa127849
Union127332
Mitchell125642
Chickasaw123515
Guthrie120629
Humboldt118726
Franklin116221
Palo Alto112123
Howard104122
Montgomery102437
Unassigned9990
Clarke99324
Keokuk95431
Monroe95028
Ida90234
Adair86032
Pocahontas85422
Monona82830
Davis81324
Osceola77716
Greene77310
Lucas76823
Worth7338
Taylor65612
Fremont6209
Decatur6059
Van Buren55618
Ringgold54424
Wayne53123
Audubon5009
Adams3374
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