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!

Region Nine Development Commission Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2019 Impact Award

By |2019-11-06T07:38:57-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) has received a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for MedTech Connect.   MedTech Connect was motivated by the need to develop a conceptual framework that inventories and supports medical manufacturing activities in South Central Minnesota. The plan examines how and how well manufacturing and related industries leverage their geographic proximity to the medical manufacturing hub in the Twin Cities and innovations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Results from this report indicate that South Central Minnesota is poised for growth in the medical manufacturing sector and has led [...]

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Owatonna Business

By |2019-11-06T06:28:24-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Police were called to an Owatonna business on reports of a bomb threat yesterday morning. According to Police, the threat happened at Daikin Applied. They say a suspicious device was located inside the building. Daikin management initiated an evacuation of the building before law enforcement arrived. The St. Paul Bomb Squad was called to assist and determined the suspicious device to be inert and non-dangerous. No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation.

Jackson Woman Injured in 1-Vehicle Crash

By |2019-11-06T06:24:07-06:00November 6th, 2019|

A 42-year-old Jackson woman is injured after losing control of her vehicle. According to the State Patrol, Stasha Benjamin was westbound on I-90 Tuesday night when she lost control and crossed the median, rolling her vehicle multiple times before coming to rest in the eastbound ditch. It happened in Blue Earth City Township, west of Highway 169. She was transported to the local hospital with believed non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt and no alcohol was involved according to the Patrol.

Mankato Public Safety Announces Awards, Promotions and Oath of Office

By |2019-11-06T05:25:44-06:00November 6th, 2019|

New public safety staff take the oath-of-office for the City of Mankato. Awards were also presented. New public safety staff:  Police Officers Emily Mathiowetz, John McGuire and Firefighter Rae Frame. “All-Star Honorable Mention” award presentation to Police Officers Will Hullopeter and Jacob Price in recognition of their Driving While Intoxicated enforcement efforts by the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. Lifesaving Awards for three calls for service: Lieutenant Bill Bowser, Commander Sean Hayes, Firefighters Ryan Fitzgerald and Dustin Icks; Police Officers Steve Hoppe, Dale Stoltman, Courtney Walker and Commander Adam Gray. Officer Nicole Neudecker will be awarded the Distinguished Service Award. Promotions [...]

Three Injured in Brown County Crash

By |2019-11-06T05:52:59-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Three people, including an infant are injured after a 2-vehicle crash in Brown County. The Sheriff's Office says Sunday afternoon, they responded to an accident at the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road 8 in Prairieville Township. They say 44-year-old Scott Clobes of Fairfax and 24-year-old Vanessa Castillo were the drivers of the two vehicles. Both drivers and the infant were taken to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center by ambulance for possible minor injuries.

Mankato Public Schools Announce Winter Concerts

By |2019-11-06T05:03:43-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Attend upcoming Mankato Area Public Schools' winter concerts. Elementary school winter events: Bridges Elementary School, 320 Garfield Ave, North Mankato 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 17. Featuring first, third and fourth-grade students. Franklin Elementary School, 1000 North Broad Street 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 13. Featuring third, fourth and fifth-grade students. Hoover Elementary School, 1524 Hoover Drive, North Mankato 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 13. Featuring first, third and fifth-grade students. Kennedy Elementary School, 2600 East Main Street 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 13. Featuring kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Monroe Elementary School, 441 Monroe Avenue, North Mankato [...]

Stay Safe Behind Snowplows

By |2019-11-06T05:18:12-06:00November 6th, 2019|

With the first snowfall in southern Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to drive safe and use extra caution during plowing and snow removal operations. Plows will be out early, but MnDOT advises motorists to plan ahead and check road conditions at before traveling.  Motorists should expect early morning road conditions to be slippery and plan to add time to the a.m. commute.  In addition extra caution should be used on bridges, ramps, roundabouts and other intersections as they tend to ice-up quicker than other segments of the roadway. Snowplow drivers are well trained, but motorists should be patient, stay [...]

Zieman Win’s St. Peter Mayor’s Race By 23 Votes

By |2019-11-06T04:58:10-06:00November 6th, 2019|

St. Peter's Mayor narrowly wins re-election. Chuck Zieman won last night's race by a total of 23 votes. That's out of 1,655 total votes cast. He beat challenger Shawn Schloesser 839-816. Keri Johnson won St. Peter's City Council Ward 1 Seat and Shanon Nowell won the special election for Ward 1. In Ward 2, Emily Bruflat and Bradley DeVos were victorious.

North Mankato Announces Community Events

By |2019-11-06T04:45:12-06:00November 6th, 2019|

  Historic Display August 1st – December 14th: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nicollet County Historical Society (1851 N Minnesota Ave, St Peter, MN 56082) North Mankato History Display panels set up there August 1st- December 14th The Nicollet County Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit displaying North Mankato's history in honor of our 120th Anniversary Contact: 507-625-4141   120 Years of Community: A Stroll Through History Walking Tour Take a self-guided walking tour of historical sites in lower North Mankato! The walking tour as listed is around 2.3 miles and takes about 35 minutes to complete. [...]

Name Released In A Sunday Night Tractor Accident In Nicollet County

By |2019-11-05T11:34:10-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Authorities have released the name of the person injured in a tractor accident Sunday night. The Nicollet County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Lisa Joosten of St. Peter was transported by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Authorities say Joosten was in the cab of a tractor, which fell off a gooseneck trailer while it was being loaded. The incident remains under investigation.