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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!

COVID Cases Rise by 9 in BEC, 434 in MN (July 6)

By |2020-07-06T11:02:17-05:00July 6th, 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. 38,569 Total positive cases (cumulative) 434 Newly reported cases 3 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 41 Benton 2 Big Stone 1 Blue Earth 9 Brown 1 Carver 5 Cass 1 Chisago 2 Clearwater 1 Dakota 51 Dodge 1 Douglas 1 Goodhue 1 Grant 1 Hennepin 128 Houston 1 Hubbard 1 Isanti 1 Le Sueur 3 Lyon 4 McLeod 1 Mahnomen [...]

Improperly Disposed of Fireworks Cause Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Mankato Garage

By |2020-07-06T10:46:45-05:00July 6th, 2020|

Improperly disposed of fireworks caused thousands of dollars in damage to a Mankato garage and vehicle. Mankato Public Safety's Jeff Bengtson: "They were in a plastic dumpster and put in the garage and they attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose." It happened on Fair Street the night of July 4th. Bengtson says it caused $8-9,000 in damages.

Mankato City Council to Vote on Mask Ordinance Tonight (July 6)

By |2020-07-06T06:32:25-05:00July 6th, 2020|

At 6 p.m., Monday, July 6, the Mankato City Council will hold a special session to discuss a draft emergency ordinance requiring face coverings be worn in places of public accommodation. The public is encouraged to provide feedback on Sound off Mankato. Review the draft emergency ordinance. View answers to frequently asked questions. See July 6 meeting agenda. If preferred, public testimony may be provided at the public meeting. Sign up using the public comment process. Submittal deadline is noon, Monday, July 6. Information about face coverings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 10 in BEC, 423 in MN (July 3)

By |2020-07-03T11:02:26-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

37,624 Total positive cases (cumulative) 423 Newly reported cases 8 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 25 Benton 3 Blue Earth 10 Carlton 2 Carver 3 Cass 1 Chippewa 2 Clay 4 Crow Wing 2 Dakota 37 Dodge 1 Douglas 1 Faribault 1 Fillmore 1 Freeborn 1 Goodhue 2 Hennepin 104 Hubbard 1 Isanti 7 Kandiyohi 4 Le Sueur 7 Lyon 4 McLeod 3 Mahnomen 1 Martin 2 Meeker 2 Mower 12 Murray 4 Nicollet 4 Nobles 1 Olmsted 25 Otter Tail 1 Pipestone 6 Ramsey 32 Redwood 1 Renville 4 Rice 8 [...]

Put safety first on the water this weekend

By |2020-07-03T06:47:56-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

The DNR is encouraging you to practice social distancing while recreating on lakes and rivers this Fourth of July weekend: "You are out with your family, you're boat is your space, you're able to social distance. And I guess with the rafting-- it's recommended at this time to not be rafting boats together because we are still under the guidance of social distancing." The DNR's Lisa Dugan says to stay at least six feet away from people who are not from the same household. This is essential on boats as well as at boat launches, fishing piers, and docks. When launching [...]

Provide input about draft face covering ordinance in Mankato

By |2020-07-03T08:45:35-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

Mankato-At 6 p.m., Monday, July 6, the Mankato City Council will hold a special session to discuss a draft emergency ordinance requiring face coverings be worn in places of public accommodation. The public is encouraged to provide feedback on Sound off Mankato. Review the draft emergency ordinance. View answers to frequently asked questions. See July 6 meeting agenda. If preferred, public testimony may be provided at the public meeting. Sign up using the public comment process. Submittal deadline is noon, Monday, July 6. Information about face coverings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where [...]

MSU’s Strategic Partnerships, SBDC Announce COVID-19 Regional Business Recovery Initiative

By |2020-07-03T05:58:57-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Division of Strategic Partnerships and the South Central Small Business Development Center have announced initiatives to help regional businesses recover from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A COVID-19 Regional Business Recovery Initiative, intended to aid individuals, employees and small business owners in facing the future of workforce development in a post-pandemic world, will be based in the Strategic Partnerships Center located at the former “Hubbard Building,” in Old Town Mankato. Community and business partners throughout the region will have access to small business consulting services, open-enrollment and customized training opportunities, advisory groups, community events and assistance in [...]

City wide bus routes unavailable on July 4

By |2020-07-03T05:41:25-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

Mankato-City wide routes (10 and 11) and paratransit (mobility) services will be unavailable on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular service hours will take place on Friday, July 3, and Sunday, July 5. View more information about Mankato’s bus routes online. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.

COVID Cases Rise by 21 in BEC, 500 in MN (July 2)

By |2020-07-02T11:12:11-05:00July 2nd, 2020|

37,210 Total positive cases (cumulative) 500 Newly reported cases 13 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 30 Beltrami 1 Benton 4 Blue Earth 21 Carver 13 Cass 2 Chisago 2 Clay 4 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 2 Dakota 31 Dodge 2 Faribault 1 Freeborn 3 Goodhue 3 Grant 2 Hennepin 161 Houston 1 Isanti 1 Jackson 1 Kandiyohi 1 Le Sueur 5 Lincoln 1 Lyon 5 McLeod 1 Morrison 2 Mower 4 Murray 3 Nicollet 5 Nobles 6 Olmsted 18 Pipestone 5 Ramsey 54 Rice 3 Roseau 1 St. Louis 4 Scott 13 [...]