Ashley Hanley

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!

Ask a Trooper: Bright Fog Lights

By |2020-02-20T07:28:47-06:00February 20th, 2020|

“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol   Question: I see a lot of people that have their fog lights on and when I am meeting them on the road and some are very bright and make seeing the road very difficult. Some of them appear to be out of alignment and are blinding. What is the law that covers this?    Answer: If the fog lights are aimed too high and/or are too bright they are illegal, even if they are in compliance with the rest of the law.  All vehicle lights allowed by statute [...]

BECHS Hosting History Happy Hour

By |2020-02-20T06:38:11-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Take an insider look at the Blue Earth County History Center Museum on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9-10 a.m. Admission is $15/adults, $10/BECHS Members, $5/Children 5-17. Each month, on the last Saturday of the Month, a different staff member will showcase an area of BECHS. This month join our Curator/Archivist Shelley Harrison for an insider’s look at the History Center Museum. After the program, look through the Museum at your own pace or explore our current temporary exhibit, A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota.

Update: Teen Identified in Fatal Le Sueur County Crash

By |2020-02-20T10:15:49-06:00February 20th, 2020|

UPDATE: 02/20/2020   The driver and lone occupant in the fatality crash that occurred on February 18th, 2020 on Le Sueur County Road 28 in Lanesburgh Township has been identified as 17-year-old Blake Ryan Asher of Lonsdale, MN.  The investigation indicated that Asher was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.       Initial Press Release: 02/19/2020    On February 18th, 2020 at approximately 4:46 pm Le Sueur County Deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash on Le Sueur County Road 28, East of Le Sueur County Road 3 in Lanesburgh Township.  Initial investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling [...]

Bill to cut down on driver’s license test wait times under consideration

By |2020-02-20T06:23:55-06:00February 20th, 2020|

State lawmakers are considering a bill designed to cut down on wait times for driver’s tests. Republican state Senator Karin Housley of St. Marys Point says her bill would allow private, third party behind-the-wheel instructors to administer driving tests. Testifier Tracy Tobert is a mom who says she had trouble getting an appointment for her daughter ... "We live in St. Paul and we ended up getting a drivers test in Ortonville, Minnesota which is 180 miles from here and a 3.5-hour drive." Tobert supports the bill. But Pat Benner with AFCSME Council 5 opposes it and said... "We believe that [...]

Saturday is Officer Matson Day

By |2020-02-20T09:04:05-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Saturday will be Officer Matson Day. That's according to a proclamation by the Waseca and Albert Lea Mayors. Arik Matson is the Waseca Police officer who was shot on January 6th. Saturday's date, 2-22 was picked because that is Matson's badge number (222). Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen, Jr. is encouraging everyone to take a moment at 2:22 P-M to “not only remember Arik but all Law Enforcement personnel.”

Music on the Hill Series Concludes With “No Stars, Not Even Clouds”

By |2020-02-20T08:51:38-06:00February 20th, 2020|

“No stars, not even clouds” Chamber Music Performance Music on the Hill No stars, not even clouds” Concert Sunday,March 22, 2020 at 2:00pm Chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel—170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato   Mankato, MN - The Music on the Hill series (MOTH) will conclude its tenth season with a program entitled No stars, not even clouds. The title takes its name from the middle piece on the program, a string quartet by Gillian Whitehead, written after Whitehead learned the heartbreaking news of a dear friend’s cancer diagnosis. The program begins with the Haydn String Quartet in C Major, [...]

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

By |2020-02-20T06:20:39-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with publishing companies Capstone and ABDO, is accepting applications for the Early Literacy Grant Program. This grant is designed to support early literacy efforts that enhance school readiness for children birth to age five by providing children with books. Organizations working with these children in SMIF’s 20-county region are encouraged to apply for books to be given to families to keep and read to their children.