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.
2 Killed, 1 Hurt in Shooting Near University of Minnesota
The fatal shooting happened early Sunday morning.
Rural Olmsted County Crash Sends Plainview Man to Hospital
Both vehicles were traveling in the same direction when they collided.
Mudslide at Minnesota State Park Claims Young Man’s Life
He was pronounced dead upon recovery.
Charges: High-Speed Chase of Minnesota Cocaine Suspect Ended by Squad Car Crash
He's facing federal charges.
State Patrol ID’s Pedestrian Killed at Minnesota Intersection
She died at the scene.
Costly Year: Over $500K Lost in Olmsted County Scams in 2023
Money lost to scams in through mid-November of 2023 has already exceeded scam losses reported last year.
Vehicle Fatally Strikes Pedestrian At Busy Minnesota Intersection
She was 61 years old.
New Law in Place for Minnesota Ice Anglers This Year
It’s meant to solve an annual problem seen on the state’s lakes.
Electric Car Driver Killed in Crash at Minnesota Interchange
The vehicle struck the median.
Investigation Started After Fatal Minnesota Home Explosion & Fire
The smoke and flames were captured by a MnDOT traffic camera.