Rochester reporter | Rochester

Trey Mewes joined the Star Tribune in 2022 as our Rochester correspondent. He has spent more than 10 years reporting on southern Minnesota, first at the Austin Daily Herald, and more recently at the Mankato Free Press. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with a double major in journalism and history. He is a Minnesota native who grew up in the southern part of the Cities. He enjoys hiking, pop culture, video games and basketball.

No charges for Rochester snowplow driver who fatally hit woman

The Minnesota State Patrol concluded its investigation into the accident, Rochester officials said Thursday.

Winona police: Missing woman's body found, father of her children arrested

A Fillmore County deputy discovered the missing Winona woman's body shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

When can residents move back into unsound Rochester condos? Officials aren't sure

Engineers are assessing the building for further structural problems after shoring up a weakened column over the weekend.

Rochester council overrides mayor veto on plan to open school gyms on Saturdays

Mayor Kim Norton argued city staff hadn't thoroughly studied the issue.

Children of missing Winona woman to remain in custody with her parents — for now

On the eve of a trial Tuesday, Winona County will drop its petition for protection against children's father as part of an agreement.

Mayo unveils billion-dollar expansion in Rochester

The expansion involves several blocks downtown surrounding Mayo facilities, with a goal to streamline and modernize the campus.

After dismal 2022, Destination Medical Center retooling its Rochester pitch

Many of the types of companies DMC hoped to attract weren't even aware of Rochester and its connection to Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic to 'transform health care' with Rochester investments

Medical giant is working out next steps for a "multi-year strategic initiative," though details were scarce.

What Rochester, southeastern Minnesota won in Minnesota's budget

Tens of millions of dollars to go toward recycling, water treatment facilities.

Austin debates dismantling Minnesota's first all-day kindergarten center

Woodson Kindergarten Center would become space to pre-K, family education under district proposal.