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!

Rep. Brand to Request Recount

By |2020-11-24T11:39:03-06:00November 24th, 2020|

Ahead of the final certification of election results in the District 19A State House race, Rep. Jeff Brand today announced plans to seek a recount. The unofficial posted results of the race indicate a margin of .48%, which is within the margin of .50% for a publicly funded recount.   “It has been the greatest honor of my life to represent the folks of District 19A at the State Capitol,” said Rep. Jeff Brand. “Every eligible voter in Minnesota deserves to have their voices heard and their votes counted, a recount in this close of a race helps us guarantee that [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 6,423 in MN (Nov. 24)

By |2020-11-24T11:03:47-06:00November 24th, 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. Total positive cases (cumulative) 282,916 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 277,654 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 5,262 Newly reported cases 6,423 Newly reported confirmed cases 6,099 Newly reported probable cases 324 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 12 0 Anoka 411 29 Becker 30 3 Beltrami 60 0 Benton 76 1 Big Stone 3 0 Blue Earth 60 1 [...]

Call for Submissions to the Mankato Symphony Orchestra

By |2020-11-24T09:58:04-06:00November 24th, 2020|

In light of so many recent cancellations and to help spread the holiday cheer, the Mankato Symphony invites community members (ages 2-102) to participate in an “MSO Holiday Countdown”. The community is invited to submit a video of yourself, a family member, or a friend performing --- singing, playing an instrument, or even dancing. Videos will be posted on the MSO Facebook page and website every day Dec 1-25 in a countdown. On the 25th, all submissions will be showcased in one grand collage.  The MSO is accepting submissions through December 14th. Find complete instructions on our website, MankatoSymphony.com. Send all [...]

2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Awards Announced

By |2020-11-24T09:56:16-06:00November 24th, 2020|

CityArt, a joint initiative of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership, announced the 2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Awards at the recent Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event held November 12th.   This year’s Best of Show honors go to People’s Choice - Martin Leenhouts’ You; Best in Show Bronze - Kimber Fieberger’s H.D and Best in Show Other Materials - Ryan and James Pedersen’s Flowing. The Jurors’ Purchase Award winning sculpture is We Can Do It by artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby.    The coveted Jurors’ Purchase Award sculpture will be purchased by the CityArt program and installed [...]

Mankato Clinic Foundation announces grant recipients during quarter four

By |2020-11-24T06:30:20-06:00November 24th, 2020|

To support organizations that share its mission, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $22,125 in grants to community organizations during quarter four. Receiving grants for quarter four are: Camp Sweet Life Adventures – 2020-21 High School, College Diabetes Network, CSL Connects ($2,500) Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Healthy meals for seniors ($5,000) Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Resource Library for foster parents and youth ($2,500) Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest – JA Biztown for Greater Mankato Schools ($2,000) South Central Service Cooperative – Health Occupations Students of America Chapter participation fees for students in need ($625) Grow MANkato – [...]

Home Instead’s Be a Santa to a Senior Program finds new ways spread cheer

By |2020-11-24T06:28:50-06:00November 24th, 2020|

 At a time when it may be more important than ever, Home Instead’s® seasonal favorite Be a Santa to a Senior returns stronger than ever with new options for community participation. Program coordinators evaluated the important holiday program and made adjustments with the safety of donors, seniors and volunteers in mind. With local seniors more isolated than ever because of concerns due to the virus, this year, for the first time in the program’s 17-year history, Home Instead is teaming up with Amazon Business, to create a contactless gift-giving experience for volunteers and recipients. Home Instead will collect gifts for area seniors through both online [...]

Extra Trimmings event moves the town to benefit ECHO Food Shelf 

By |2020-11-24T06:26:57-06:00November 24th, 2020|

Extra Trimmings event moves the town to benefit ECHO Food Shelf  From November 21-28, local gyms, Hy-Vee and Profile by Sanford are raising money for the ECHO Food Shelf in this community-wide event.                            MANKATO (November 23, 2020) — Extra Trimmings, a community event, encourages people to move and donate this week – November 21-28 – with the help of gym partners and Hy-Vee. This year, Extra Trimmings offers virtual workouts from partnering gyms and several ways to donate.  Here’s how people can participate in the Extra Trimmings fundraiser for ECHO Food Shelf.  Round up at Hy-Vee Hilltop or Downtown stores [...]

Virtual city offices closed November 26 and 27; garbage and recycling schedule changes

By |2020-11-24T06:18:22-06:00November 24th, 2020|

City of Mankato virtual offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage and recycling pick-up schedule: No garbage and recycling pick-up on Thursday. Thursday's garbage and recyclables will be picked up Friday. Friday's garbage and recyclables will be picked up Saturday. There is no city bus service on Thursday (November 26)

Highway 68 ravine repairs complete, road open by Thanksgiving

By |2020-11-24T06:03:34-06:00November 24th, 2020|

The detour for Highway 68 between New Ulm and Mankato will be removed late on Wednesday, November 25 as the final ravine repair work is complete. The major slope slide in the area south of Courtland has been complete for several weeks, but necessary repairs to a steep ravine nearby took longer than initially expected due to challenging logistics and weather. On related emergency ravine repairs from summer rains, Highway 22 south of Mankato remains closed over the Thanksgiving Holiday and traffic detoured to Highway 83 and Blue Earth County Road 90 until early December.

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