T.J. Leverentz has been a trusted voice covering news and sports in Southeast Minnesota for nearly 10 years. He got his start in college at Winona State before moving to Rochester in 2022. He's dedicated to covering the news that matters most in Rochester and across the state including crime, local government, education and breaking news. When he's not in the newsroom he's out a local high school broadcasting football and basketball games. T.J. is a huge sports fan and when he's not on the clock he's spending time with family and friends, teeing it up at the golf course or trying to tackle projects at his house.
Out of Control Van Crashes on Icy Minnesota Freeway, 3 Hurt
The van rolled after sliding out of control.
Would Rochester Consider a Four-Day School Week?
The legislation would not reduce the required hours of instruction over the course of the school year.
Rochester Police Investigating Costly Theft & Attempted Break-in
Both incidents occurred in southeast Rochester.
No Travel Advisory Issued for Several Major Minnesota Highways
Motorists are advised to stay home until the strong winds in the area die down.
Police Arrest Teens for Spree of Armed Robberies in Minnesota, Two Still At Large
At least two suspects are still at large.
Police Issue Notification for Rochester Sex Offender’s New Address
The notification says he has a history of sexual contact with known and unknown adult females.
Developing: Fire Sends Large Smoke Cloud Onto Rochester Freeway
The fire appears to be between Rochester and Oronoco.
Elderly Homeowner Killed in Rural Minnesota House Fire
The deadly fire is under investigation.
Jail Scam With Local Twist Costs Rochester Woman Thousands of Dollars
A man claiming to be an attorney told the victim her son was in jail for striking a pregnant woman with his vehicle.
Bike Theft Leads to New Charges Against Chronic Rochester Thief
He has nine prior theft convictions.