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!

Pedestrian Hit By Pickup in Blooming Prairie

By |2019-10-23T07:00:33-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

A 28-year-old Blooming Prairie man is injured after being hit by a pickup. According to the State Patrol, Jayson Chavez was walking on 2nd Street in Blooming Prairie when a pickup, driven by 40-year-old Tyler Hill, also of Blooming Prairie, turned southbound on Highway 218 from 2nd Street. That's when the two collided. The pedestrian has non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup has none. No alcohol was involved.

79-Year-Old Darwin Woman Injured in Crash

By |2019-10-23T06:22:18-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

A 79-year-old Darwin woman has life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash near Hutchinson. According to the State Patrol, a car driven by 25-year-old Kaitlyn Stewartjames of Hutchinson was traveling southbound on Highway 15. The Darwin woman, Grace Brinkman crossed the centerline and the vehicles collided, according to the patrol. Brinkman was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Stewartjames has non-life threatening injuries. Her passenger has no reported injuries. All were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved.

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash in Martin County

By |2019-10-23T06:15:31-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries after a crash in Jay Township in Martin County. According to the State Patrol, 81-year-old Roger Rich of Tennessee was going the wrong way down the Eastbound I-90 exit ramp into Sherburn. That's when he collided with a semi. Rich came to a rest on the bridge. A Chevy Lumina was also eastbound on the ramp and collided with the vehicle on the bridge. The driver of the Lumina, 17-year-old Kari Meier of Fairmont, has non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, 60-year-old Donald Asmus of Blue Earth has no injuries. Rich has non-life [...]

2-Year-Old Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Steele Co. Crash

By |2019-10-23T06:04:06-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

A 2-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after a crash in Steele County. According to the State Patrol, Macoy Schmidke of St. Paul was taken to Alina Hospital, along with another passenger after the crash. The Patrol says two vehicles were stationary on Highway 30 at 14th Avenue South East in Summit Township. That's when a pickup collided with the rear of one of the vehicles, which then collided, with the rear of the other vehicle. The driver of the pickup is 31-year-old Anthony Ingram of Blooming Prairie. Ingram and two others involved in the crash have no injuries. A 29-year-old passenger [...]

West Nile virus in ruffed grouse: Test results are in

By |2019-10-22T11:00:08-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

Test results are in from the first year of a multi-state study on West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. These first-year results are showing that, while the virus is present in the region, exposed grouse can survive. In 273 samples from grouse that hunters harvested in Minnesota during 2018, 34 samples (12.5 percent) had antibodies consistent with West Nile virus exposure that were either confirmed in 10 samples (3.7 percent) or likely in 24 samples (8.8 percent). The tests did not find the presence of virus in any of the ruffed grouse hearts, meaning the birds [...]

Klobuchar tries to turn debate spotlight into momentum

By |2019-10-22T07:20:48-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Several days removed from a marathon Democratic presidential debate, Amy Klobuchar was still feeling an afterglow. On the debate stage, the Minnesota senator repeatedly hit Elizabeth Warren for failing to level with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious policy proposals, exposing a vulnerability in her progressive rival and earning much needed attention for herself in a crowded primary field. "It was really important to make the case that there are other ways to do things, and it doesn't mean you're not fighting" for people, Klobuchar said as her campaign bus sped past cornfields in eastern Iowa. [...]

Ask a Trooper: What Makes a Bus

By |2019-10-22T11:32:56-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol   Question: I had a question for the Ask a Trooper segment you do. I’ve noticed that school buses all have the words “School Bus” written at the top of the windshield on the front of the vehicle. Similarly, when the bus is used for a different purpose other than school, the words are scraped off or it says “Charter Bus” or something to that effect. What is the reason for that?   Answer: Minnesota law requires the School Bus sign be covered when it is not being used [...]

A safe and easy way to dispose unneeded medications on Saturday at Public Safety Center

By |2019-10-22T11:24:33-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

Mankato citizens can dispose of unneeded prescriptions. For convenience, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 in celebration of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, city staff will be in front of the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street, to assist anyone wanting to dispose of unneeded prescriptions. Additionally, the city of Mankato provides a self-serve, anonymous drug drop box disposal service year-round, 24-hours a day at Mankato’s Public Safety Center. Safely disposing of medications helps keep them out of landfills and the water system. Items collected are burned to have the least environmental impact. Accepted items: prescription medications over-the-counter [...]

Grain Truck Starts on Fire in Faribault County

By |2019-10-22T11:18:13-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

No one is injured after a grain truck starts on fire Lura Township in Faribault County. The Sheriff's Office says they responded to the fire on County Road 17 and 240th Street. There were no people inside the truck. The owner of the truck is 28-year-old Jeffery Ward of Mapleton. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Winnebago Man Injured in Crash

By |2019-10-22T11:12:31-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

A 72-year-old Winnebago man had to be extricated from his vehicle after his vehicle crashed into a ditch. The Faribault County Sheriff's Office says Robert Kaduce was taken to United Hospital in Blue Earth. His condition is unknown at this time. Sheriff's deputies say the one-vehicle accident happened on County Road 13 near 93rd Street in Blue Earth Township around 3:00 Friday afternoon.