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 School District & Rochester Teachers Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
The union is planning to hold all-member meetings to discuss the agreement's terms.
Suspected Killer of Rochester Native & EMT, Minnesota Police Officers Identified
KROC News has learned one of the slain officers used to live in Wabasha County.
GoFundMe Launched for Rochester Native Killed in Minnesota Standoff Shooting
He grew up in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School in 2001.
Injury Crash Slows Traffic on Southeast Minnesota Highway
Three vehicles were involved.
Charges: Rochester Man Sexually Abused Child Nightly for Several Months
The charges allege the abuse began at a Rochester residence in July of 2020 and continued through October of 2021 when the victim was under the age of 10.
Rochester Native Among 3 First Responders Killed in Minnesota Shooting
The officers were 27 years old and the paramedic was 40 years old.
Update: BCA Says Man Who Shot & Killed Minnesota Police Officers & Paramedic Has Died
Sunday morning’s tragedy prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from elected leaders law enforcement and others across southeast Minnesota and beyond.
Developing: Police Officers, Paramedic Shot and Killed in Minnesota Sunday Morning
Tributes have begun pouring in from law enforcement agencies across southeast Minnesota and beyond.
Buggy Struck in Fillmore County Hit & Run, 2 Kids Among 6 Taken to Hospital
Authorities said the driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene.
Tip Leads to Rochester Child Pornography Bust
He admitted to seeking out the material on Facebook and other websites, the charges say.