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.
Victim of Fatal Minnesota State Park Landslide ID’D
He was 19 years old.
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.
Vehicle Fatally Strikes Pedestrian At Busy Minnesota Intersection
She was 61 years old.
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.
Rollover Crash Ejects and Kills Teen in Small Minnesota Town
The deadly crash is under investigation.
Good Samaritan’s Swift Action Prevents Tragedy in Southeast Minnesota House Fire
The occupants and their dog were outside of the home by the time an officer arrived at the scene.
Truck Found, Search Continues for Missing Man in Southeast Minnesota
He was last heard from Wednesday night.
Minnesota County Sees 2 Fatal Crashes in Single Day
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Missing Southeast Minnesota Man Now Subject of Statewide Alert
Over 150 people partook in a volunteer search effort on Saturday.
Equipment Mishap Claims Man’s Life on Southern Minnesota Farm
He was 31 years old.