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!

UPDATE on Mankato/North Mankato Curfew

By |2020-05-30T18:17:13-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Mankato-At 3 p.m., Friday, May 29 an organized rally and demonstration began on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic, and the group eventually made their way to Washington Park, 215 North Fifth Street. There were approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Another group of demonstrators gathered in Riverfront Park, 309 West Rock Street, around 4:30 p.m., and members from both groups (about 500 to 600 people) made their way to the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street. Throughout the day most demonstrators peacefully made their through downtown areas and main roadways in Mankato. Roads including Front Street, [...]

Mankato/North Mankato In Curfew Starting at 8

By |2020-05-30T14:38:41-05:00May 30th, 2020|

It goes from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.  No unnecessary travel allowed. You can leave for work or medical. City officials say they are working with the county attorney's office on possible repercussions should you break curfew.

MN Deaths Surpass 1,000 From COVID 19

By |2020-05-30T12:40:17-05:00May 30th, 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. 24,190 Total positive cases (cumulative) 660 Newly reported cases 30 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 40 Becker 3 Blue Earth 2 Brown 1 Carver 7 Chisago 1 Clay 3 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 4 Dakota 33 Dodge 2 Douglas 1 Faribault 3 Freeborn 7 Goodhue 4 Hennepin 245 Hubbard 1 Kandiyohi 5 Lyon 6 McLeod 1 Meeker 1 [...]

Nicollet County Reports Two More COVID Deaths

By |2020-05-29T11:02:38-05:00May 29th, 2020|

Situation Update for COVID-19 Subscribe: COVID-19 updates Sign up to receive email or mobile alerts when this data is updated, as well as other periodic COVID-19 updates. Updated May 29, 2020 Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day. Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing”. Not all suspected cases of [...]

Greater Mankato Growth Sends Letter to Governor Walz

By |2020-05-29T09:30:12-05:00May 29th, 2020|

What:                  Greater Mankato Growth Sends Letter to Governor Walz When:                 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Why:                     Because many businesses are still closed or significantly restricted due to an executive order, Greater Mankato Growth sent the attached letter to Governor Walz yesterday respectfully requesting that he allow all businesses the opportunity to reopen in a way that is safe, sustainable and equitable with their peers. Greater Mankato Growth works to create awareness among its members, the community and elected officials about public policy matters affecting the Greater Mankato region.

Man Escapes From St. Peter Security Hospital

By |2020-05-29T08:44:47-05:00May 29th, 2020|

 Saint‌ ‌‌Peter‌,‌ ‌‌MN‌:‌ ‌‌The‌ ‌‌Saint‌ ‌‌Peter‌ ‌‌Police‌ ‌‌Department‌ ‌‌is‌ ‌‌seeking‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌public‌'‌s‌ ‌‌help‌ ‌‌in‌ ‌‌locating‌ ‌‌Michael‌ ‌‌Ray‌ ‌‌Caldwell‌,‌ ‌‌28‌ ‌‌years‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌age‌,‌ ‌‌approximately‌ ‌‌5‌'‌10‌"‌ ‌‌tall‌,‌ ‌180‌ ‌‌lbs‌.‌ ‌‌He‌ ‌‌has‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌‌tear‌ ‌‌drop‌ ‌‌tattoo‌ ‌‌under‌ ‌‌his‌ ‌‌right‌ ‌‌eye‌ ‌as‌ ‌‌well‌ ‌‌as‌ ‌‌tattoos‌ ‌‌on‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌right‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌left‌ ‌ side‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌his‌ ‌neck‌.‌ ‌‌He‌ ‌‌was‌ ‌‌last‌ ‌‌seen‌ ‌‌wearing‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌‌black‌ ‌‌t‌-‌shirt‌,‌ ‌‌dark‌ ‌‌jeans‌,‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌black‌ ‌‌rimmed‌ ‌glasses‌.‌ ‌ ‌ Caldwell‌ ‌‌escaped‌ ‌‌from‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌MN‌ ‌‌Security‌ ‌‌Hospital‌ ‌‌in‌ ‌‌Saint‌ ‌‌Peter‌.‌ ‌‌Saint‌ ‌‌Peter‌ ‌ Police‌ ‌‌received‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌call‌ ‌‌from‌ ‌‌Security‌ ‌‌Hospital‌ ‌‌Staff‌ ‌‌at‌ ‌‌about‌ ‌‌9‌:‌30‌ ‌‌p‌.‌m‌.‌ ‌‌reporting‌ ‌‌that‌ ‌Caldwell‌ ‌‌had‌ ‌‌cut‌ ‌‌off‌ ‌‌his‌ ‌‌GPS‌ ‌‌tracking‌ ‌‌bracelet‌ ‌‌at‌ ‌‌about‌ ‌‌6‌:‌00‌ ‌‌p‌.‌m‌.‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌could‌ ‌‌not‌ [...]

Lee Boulevard to Close For Paving May 29

By |2020-05-29T07:01:01-05:00May 29th, 2020|

W W Blacktopping Inc. will be paving Lee Boulevard, from Lookout Dr to Lor Ray Dr, this Friday, May 29, 2020, from 7:00am until completed. Drivers should find alternate routes and follow posted detour signage. 

Mpls. Black Community: Voices Have Been Ignored on Many Levels

By |2020-05-29T06:12:24-05:00May 29th, 2020|

By Mike Moen, Minnesota News Connection MINNEAPOLIS - Beneath the protests against Minneapolis police sit layers of fear and frustration from the city's black community. Residents say these feelings have been around for years, and could take a while to result in real change. The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has reignited cries from African-Americans that they're routinely victimized by authorities. Robin Lewis, a lifelong city resident and neighborhood organizer, says it ranges from deadly encounters to racial profiling. She adds that for a black person, the trauma lingers. "It breaks people down," says [...]

Community Response Fund announces grants

By |2020-05-28T11:37:06-05:00May 28th, 2020|

The Community Response Fund (CRF) announces its next round of grants totaling $3,000 to one community organization. This grant was awarded in response to the short-term emergency needs of nonprofits throughout our region due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the new grant included, the CRF has distributed a total of $173,450 to regional tax-exempt organizations since the fund launched March 20. View the full list to date at or The CRF will continue to grant funds on a rolling basis. If you are a nonprofit organization and have questions about how to apply, please contact Sarah Beiswanger at [email protected] This round of [...]