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.
Missing Southeast Minnesota Man Now Subject of Statewide Alert
Over 150 people partook in a volunteer search effort on Saturday.
Truck Found, Search Continues for Missing Man in Southeast Minnesota
He was last heard from Wednesday night.
Teen Predator Bust: Minnesota Deputy Arrested & Charged in Sting Operation
The charges say an undercover officers were posing as teens online to catch individuals seeking to solicit sexual acts with underaged girls.
Statewide Alert Canceled After Missing Minnesota Man is Found Dead
The BCA canceled the alert Sunday evening.
Body of Missing Minnesota College Student Pulled from River
He was 19 years old.
Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Minneapolis
Officers responded to multiple reports of a vehicle idling along a residential block for several hours.
Scammer Impersonating Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office
The sheriff's office says several citizens have reported getting the scam call.
Minnesota E-Biker Seriously Injured In Collision with Car
The car driver was arrested.
Charges: Driver’s BAC 3 Times Over Legal Limit In Rochester Injury Crash
Court documents say he was more than three times over the legal limit at the time of the three-vehicle crash.
Pounds of Meth Seized in Major Drug Bust at Minnesota Post Office
Two people were taken into custody following the massive drug seizure.
Rochester City Council Approves Cap for 2024 Tax Levy Increase
Monday night’s vote also set a December 4 public hearing date for the city’s proposed budget.
Remains of Missing Minnesota Woman Found in Storage Unit Ties Man to Second Murder Case
Police were led to the storage facility while investigating the murder of a St. Paul woman who was found in a different storage unit last month.