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.
Rochester Synagogue Among Targets of Minnesota Swatting Calls
At least 25 schools and 9 Jewish facilities across the state were targeted by the calls.
Charges: Fentanyl Dealing Evidence Uncovered in Recent Rochester Traffic Stop
The charges say officers found suspected fentanyl-laced pills in the back of a squad car.
Images from Hidden Camera & Illegal Screen Shots Detailed in New Charges Against Former Olmsted County Deputy
Court documents say investigators discovered images from hidden cameras & illegal screen shots during the investigation.
1 Killed, 1 Hurt in 4-Vehicle Crash on Minnesota Interstate
All four vehicles were traveling in the same direction.
2 Pick-Up Collision on Olmsted County Highway Hospitalizes Driver
He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital.
New Details Emerge About Armed Man in Crisis at Rochester TV Station
The BCA has identified the man and has shared more information on the events that led up to his death.
Foster Home Fraud: Woman Accused of Stealing Thousands from Olmsted County
She accused of falsely billing the county for thousands of dollars.
Update: Juvenile Arrested for Threatening Minnesota School District
School district leaders were informed of the threat around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Crash Along Mississippi River in Southeast Minnesota Sends Teen Driver to Hospital
The State Patrol says her vehicle hit a guardrail.
I-90 Rollover Crash Leaves Southeast Minnesota Man Fighting for His Life
The state crash report says snow and ice were on the road.