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.
Massive Amount of Deadly Fentanyl Seized in Minnesota Drug Bust
Law enforcement executed a search warrant early Monday morning.
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.
Minnesota Teen from Small Town Killed in Fiery Head-on Crash With Semi
The car he was driving and a semi traveling in the opposite direction collided.
Update: Overturned Semi Cleared from Minnesota Interstate
First responders were dispatched to the crash around 7:20 Wednesday morning.
School Bus With Kids on Board Involved in Minnesota Injury Crash
34 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash.
Authorities Apprehend At-Large Minnesota Murder Suspect
There are 18 cases pending against him.
Investigation Underway After Baby Dies at Minnesota Casino
The infant was one month old.
Early-Morning Fire Torches Historic Minnesota Lodge
Eight fire departments fought the blaze at the historic resort.
Man On Tractor Severely Injured in Minnesota Tree Clearing Mishap
The initial investigation indicates the man and members of his family were clearing the tree when it fell on the him.
Teen Boy Dies in Rural Minnesota Multi-Vehicle Crash
While the teen was outside of the vehicle, a second pick-up came up to the area and struck the injured boy along with the first pick-up at the scene.