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!

Virtual city offices closed November 26 and 27; garbage and recycling schedule changes

By |2020-11-24T06:18:22-06:00November 24th, 2020|

City of Mankato virtual offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage and recycling pick-up schedule: No garbage and recycling pick-up on Thursday. Thursday's garbage and recyclables will be picked up Friday. Friday's garbage and recyclables will be picked up Saturday. There is no city bus service on Thursday (November 26)

Highway 68 ravine repairs complete, road open by Thanksgiving

By |2020-11-24T06:03:34-06:00November 24th, 2020|

The detour for Highway 68 between New Ulm and Mankato will be removed late on Wednesday, November 25 as the final ravine repair work is complete. The major slope slide in the area south of Courtland has been complete for several weeks, but necessary repairs to a steep ravine nearby took longer than initially expected due to challenging logistics and weather. On related emergency ravine repairs from summer rains, Highway 22 south of Mankato remains closed over the Thanksgiving Holiday and traffic detoured to Highway 83 and Blue Earth County Road 90 until early December.

COVID Cases Rise by 6,353 in MN (Nov. 23)

By |2020-11-23T11:16:07-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. Total positive cases (cumulative) 276,500 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 271,557 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 4,943 Newly reported cases 6,353 Newly reported confirmed cases 6,070 Newly reported probable cases 283 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 41 0 Anoka 437 44 Becker 74 4 Beltrami 67 8 Benton 51 3 Big Stone 6 0 Blue Earth 61 0 [...]

Monday’s MSU Hockey Game Postponed

By |2020-11-23T09:14:00-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Minnesota State Maverick Athletic Department officials have announced that COVID-19 testing of its men's hockey personnel has resulted in positive results that will not allow the series with Bemidji State University to be completed this afternoon. A complement of tests guided by NCAA Sports Science Institute, Minnesota Department of Health, and Western Collegiate Hockey Association Return to Competition protocols that were administered prior to Sunday's contest between the two teams had produced no positive results prior to game time. Monday's match-up is postponed indefinitely and immediate future competition involving the fourth-ranked Maverick men's hockey team is pending outcomes related to full [...]

Help us help you — package theft prevention and safety tips for holiday shopping

By |2020-11-23T09:05:27-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Help us help you prevent package thefts and have a positive holiday shopping experience: Ways to prevent thefts of delivered packages:  Bring packages in immediately after delivery. Sign-up for delivery alerts and track packages. Schedule delivery for a time when someone will be home. Customize delivery by providing instructions online and request that packages are placed in less conspicuous spots, such as a side door or within a fenced area. Require signature on delivery. Have packages shipped to workplace, office or designated secure pick-up locations. Use ship to store option when ordering. Ask neighbor to secure the package. Consider home security [...]

North Mankato Recount Confirm’s Whitlock’s Election

By |2020-11-23T06:01:03-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

The recount for the North Mankato Council Member at Large position was completed on Friday, November 20, 2020. The results confirmed candidate Jim Whitlock’s election to one of two Council Member positions. The recount was completed at the Nicollet  County Health and Human Services Building in approximately 4 hours and resulted in three vote changes: two additional votes for Mr. Whitlock and one for Mrs. Goodwin. The results will be official after the canvassing board meets to certify the results on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Le Sueur Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

By |2020-11-23T05:02:50-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

A 19-year-old Le Sueur woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash. Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputies say Raquel Elizabeth Stutsman went off the roadway and hit a tree on County Road 23/Ottawa Road in Kasota Township. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It happened Saturday just before 3 in the afternoon. The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

COVID Cases Rise by 6,812 in MN (Nov. 20)

By |2020-11-20T11:36:16-06:00November 20th, 2020|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. Total positive cases (cumulative) 256,700 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 252,716 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 3,984 Newly reported cases 6,812 Newly reported confirmed cases 6,500 Newly reported probable cases 312 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 29 0 Anoka 387 32 Becker 66 1 Beltrami 34 2 Benton 63 13 Big Stone 5 0 Blue Earth 89 0 [...]

Blue Earth County to Offer Walk-up Services by Appointment Only

By |2020-11-20T08:42:35-06:00November 20th, 2020|

Beginning Monday, November 23, Blue Earth County will offer walk-up services by appointment only. Phone-based and online services will still be available. Public entrances will be closed and signed at high-traffic locations that include but are not limited to: Government Center Historic Courthouse Public Works main and satellite building locations Some County offices within the Justice Center County libraries In addition to appointments being offered, Blue Earth County employees will be available to respond to phone-based and online services. Alternative ways to provide services for residents that do not require person-to-person contact but deliver these important functions have been developed. Blue [...]

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