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!

Body Parts Found Along Road In Minneapolis

By |2021-06-18T06:25:31-05:00June 18th, 2021|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  A homicide investigation is underway after several body parts are found on the side of the road in northeast Minneapolis.  Police say the body parts were found near Northeast Main Street and 3rd Avenue Northeast Thursday morning and look to belong to a white man in his 30's.  Police aren't sure how the body parts got there.

Forest service issues reminder about illegal garbage dumping

By |2021-06-18T05:30:16-05:00June 18th, 2021|

Forest Management Officials in Minnesota say they are seeing an uptick in trash dumped on public roads, including along state forest roads. Kirsten Rosenberger works in the Superior National Forest and says the illegal dumping is widespread. "I do get to the woods a lot, I see it, it is not unique to this area. At least my district, I've seen it a lot on forest roads. Its not campers, its not camping, it is people looking for a place to dump." Recently Rosenberger organized a group of forest service workers to remove garbage left along a forest road. They ended [...]

Governor Walz Places National Guard On Standby In Event Minneapolis Unrest Continues

By |2021-06-18T05:14:08-05:00June 18th, 2021|

Governor Walz is requesting the Minnesota National Guard to be on standby in the event unrest takes place in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood.  Three people were arrested Tuesday night and 27 others were handed citations.  Demonstrators were originally protesting the federal task force shooting death of Winston Smith.  Crowds increased after a speeding car struck and killed Deona Knajdek, who was with a group of protestors on Sunday.

Minnesota Continues To Gain Back Jobs

By |2021-06-18T05:03:35-05:00June 18th, 2021|

A new report says jobs are coming back to Minnesota at a positive rate.  Yesterday, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development released data showing the unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent from April to May.  The labor force participation rate also increased for the first time in three months.  Minnesota gained thousands of jobs in multiple sectors for the fifth consecutive month, providing more growth for the hardest-hit areas of the Twin Cities and Duluth.

COVID Update (June 17)

By |2021-06-18T05:02:34-05:00June 18th, 2021|

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnesota.  Yesterday, health officials listed 142 new cases and four additional deaths.  With those numbers introduced, the state's totals show over 604-thousand infections and about 75-hundred-27 deaths overall.  About three-million-10-thousand-116 people have received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine so far.

MnDOT awards $75 million in Local Road Improvement Program grants

By |2021-06-17T06:44:49-05:00June 17th, 2021|

 Seventy-five statewide road projects will benefit from $75 million in Local Road Improvement Program funding to help improve or build roads in Minnesota cities, towns and counties. The Minnesota Legislature appropriated an additional $110 million to specific projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In our area, those projects include Nicollet County road 15, in St. Peter work on Broadway Avenue and Sunrise Drive. In Waseca 8th St, in Marshall Channel Parkway, in Mapleton, Borchert St and in Henderson Highway 93 flood mitigation

MnDOT sets up demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells

By |2021-06-17T06:43:41-05:00June 17th, 2021|

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is setting up a bicycle and pedestrian demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells. Over the next few weeks, painted on-street bicycle lanes and signs are being added on Hwy 109, as well as curb extensions at the intersection of Hwy 22 and 3rd Street SW with paint and plastic tubes. The demonstration project will remain in place through Fall 2021. Over the summer, MnDOT will provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the effectiveness of the temporary improvements, along with other proposed changes for the project corridor, as MnDOT is [...]

County Road 16 (Stoltzman) Trail Opens

By |2021-06-17T06:42:06-05:00June 17th, 2021|

The trail along County Road 16 (Stoltzman Road), between Rasmussen Woods Drive and Pleasant Street, is now open. Installation of a permanent fence along the trail near Pleasant Street has been delayed due to materials availability. In the meantime, a temporary construction fence has been installed at this location until the permanent fence is available. There may also be some maintenance and final clean-up work over the next week.

“Critical race theory” classroom curriculum sparking controversy in Greater MN

By |2021-06-17T06:39:16-05:00June 17th, 2021|

The Center of the American Experiment's statewide tour is in Hibbing this morning (730-0am),  warning about controversial "critical race theory" being taught in some Minnesota classrooms -- but a noon stop in Duluth was postponed after objections from the local N-Double-A-C-P.   Activist Classie Dudley called it "nothing other than an act of hate speech": "For all of you who are saying Duluth is not a racist place, this is overt white supremacy taking place in Duluth,... 2021." Conference speaker Catrin Wigfall says there are ways to teach American history regarding race without "critical race theory": "America had slavery, that Thomas Jefferson [...]

BBB warns of senior pic/social media scams

By |2021-06-17T05:42:59-05:00June 17th, 2021|

Students and others on Facebook or other social media platforms are sharing their senior portraits to support the graduating class of 2021. It seems harmless and fun, but the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota says it can leave you vulnerable to scams. "Our high school name, graduation year, the city that you grew up in, and if they sound familiar, the problem is, that same information is commonly used as passwords or the answers to online security questions." The BBB's Bao Vang says once scammers have that information, it's very easy for them to steal the identities of their victims.

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