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.

Authorities ID man killed in landslide near Mankato

Jack Loso of Robbinsdale was visiting Minneopa State Park with family Saturday when he was caught in a landslide near the Minneopa Falls area.

Rochester's Ear of Corn water tower on path to become historic landmark

The city's historic preservation commission has recommended a historic designation for the tower.

Man dies after police standoff in front of Rochester TV station

Police say the man made suicidal threats, shot at officers before dying of self-inflicted wounds.

Want to pick up vehicle tabs with less hassle? Try a kiosk

State officials are promoting kiosks in eight Cub Foods locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and Rochester where residents can register their vehicles.

Rochester school district plans to close three schools

School officials say two elementary schools and one early learning building will close next summer.

60 years after its first organ transplant, Mayo Clinic looks to the future

Mayo researchers say multiple studies and projects are in the works to improve organ transplantation.

After decades of work, Hwy. 14 expansion complete

Communities along the southern Minnesota highway have pushed to expand the road to four lanes since the 1960s.

'A very educational year': Red Wing closes dog park as Dakota reclaim burial mounds

Area could be restored as educational space.

'A really serious situation': Rochester schools to cut $10 million after failed referendum

The cuts come as the district is in the midst of contract negotiations.

Mankato native among 5 soldiers killed in Mediterranean helicopter crash

Sgt. Cade Wolfe, 24, a Mankato East High School graduate, died in the military helicopter crash.