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About Ashley Hanley

Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!

Mankato Selects Superintendent Finalists

By |2019-04-25T06:11:18-05:00April 25th, 2019|

First-round interviews for Superintendent of Mankato Area Public Schools are complete.  The following candidates will move forward as finalists:   Scott Hare on Monday (April 29); Paul Peterson on Tuesday (April 30); and Anthony Bonds on Wednesday (May 1). Following the interview on Wednesday (May 1), the School Board will meet in special session to review the candidates and authorize the Board Chair to enter into contract negotiations with selected candidate.

Gov. Walz Order Flags at Half-Staff For Fallen Conservation Officer

By |2019-04-25T06:04:22-05:00April 25th, 2019|

In honor and remembrance of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Friday, April 26, 2019.   “Conservation Officer Wynn was an outstanding Conservation Officer, who was admired and respected by his colleagues, and served with dignity and pride,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “The State of Minnesota recognizes Conservation Officer Wynn for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow citizens with its deepest [...]

Mankato Go Red For Women Luncheon is May 9

By |2019-04-25T07:27:05-05:00April 25th, 2019|

The annual Go Red For Women luncheon takes place on Thursday, May 9 from 11:15-1:15 at the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato. The event features a heart-healthy lunch, educational speakers and survivor stories. Sarah Gilberto is a heart disease survivor who will be sharing her story at this year's event. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. All the proceeds go to the American Heart Association.

Man Dies in Tractor Rollover in Le Sueur County

By |2019-04-25T05:30:21-05:00April 25th, 2019|

A 70-year-old Le Sueur County man died Wednesday morning following a tractor rollover. The sheriff's office says it happened in Lexington Township around 9:40 Wednesday morning. Joseph Schatz was trapped under the tractor. He was extricated, but lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Le Center Fire Department and Ambulance Service and North Care Air.

Public can watch the alpacas at Sibley Farm get a haircut

By |2019-04-25T06:36:12-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Watch the alpacas at Sibley Farm get a haircut in Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, at 8 a.m., Monday, April 29 (rain or shine event). About five to 10 pounds of fleece is usually sheared from the alpaca. Softer than wool, light and hypo-allergenic, the fleece is recycled into yarn for knitting, crocheting and weaving; or into felt for hats and moccasins.

Man Found Dead Outside Montgomery Home

By |2019-04-25T05:01:50-05:00April 25th, 2019|

A man was found unresponsive outside of a rural Montgomery home. According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, the man was found just after 8:00 Wednesday morning. Authorities say he walked away from a group home on April 20. They say there is nothing suspicious surrounding the death and there is no threat to the public. The man's identity has not yet been released.

Rep. Hagedorn To Tour Hoffman Farm in New Ulm

By |2019-04-25T05:00:43-05:00April 25th, 2019|

On Thursday, Apr. 25, Rep. Jim Hagedorn will join the Farmers for Free Trade Event at Hoffman Farm in New Ulm. Farmers for Free Trade shared the following information about the event: Farmers for Free Trade will host a farm trade event as part of its #MotorcadeForTrade RV Tour at Hoffman Farm in New Ulm. The event will focus on the importance of trade and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Minnesota agriculture. Participants will include Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) and a range of Minnesota farm leaders including representatives from the state Farm Bureau, the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, national commodity leaders, [...]

SROC Releases Weekly Crop and Weather Update

By |2019-04-24T11:25:25-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Below you will find the daily maximum and minimum air temperatures, 2-inch soil temps, and 24-hour precipitation amounts for this week. These values are recorded at 8 AM and reflect the conditions for the previous 24-hour period (8 AM to 8 AM) at the Southern Research & Outreach Center, Waseca.       Air Temp.   2” Avg. Soil Temp.*   Date   Max. Min.   2019 25-Yr Avg. Precip.       - - - - - - º F - - - - - -   - - - º F - - - inches   Thursday 4/18 51 [...]

Barn Fire in New Ulm Kills Three Goats, Destroys Barn

By |2019-04-24T11:29:21-05:00April 24th, 2019|

The New Ulm Fire Department was dispatched to a barn fire Thursday at 3:40 a.m. at 24279 County Road 11, owned by Mike & Deb Dove. Upon arrival, the barn was fully ingulfed. Three goats perished in the fire and the barn is a total loss. No injuries were reported. Crews were on scene for approximately 4 ½ hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The New Ulm Fire Department was assisted by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Sleepy Eye Fire Department and Hanska Fire Department.

St. Peter Man Arrested After Stealing Vehicle

By |2019-04-24T11:10:53-05:00April 24th, 2019|

The Mankato Department of Public Safety says a bigger truck was stolen when the driver left it running and went inside. It happened Wednesday morning on Riverfront Drive. Commander Dan Schisel says they located the vehicle about a half-hour later in Kasota. 20-year-old Brennan Benjamin Burg of St. Peter is charged with theft. Schisel says about 10 minutes the alleged theft, someone from the Mankato Department of Public Safety had helped Burg with a different vehicle when it became stalled.