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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!

Mankato and North Mankato partner on fixed route bus service

By |2021-01-20T06:21:11-06:00January 20th, 2021|

Beginning Monday, February 1, a newly structured Route 5 and Kato Flex (a curb-to-curb service) will be implemented as a partnership pilot project between the cities of Mankato and North Mankato. To accommodate fixed route service, stops along Route 5 (in Mankato and North Mankato) will be restructured and new service hours implemented. Mobility service will continue to be available.

Portion of Poplar Street to temporarily close January 20

By |2021-01-20T06:19:42-06:00January 20th, 2021|

Beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, a portion of the westbound lane of Poplar Street in the 200 block (from Riverfront Drive to A Street) will be temporarily closed so a sewer maintenance hole can be repaired. The road is expected to reopen later in the day (weather permitting).

Sen. Klobuchar to Speak at Inauguration

By |2021-01-20T06:18:22-06:00January 20th, 2021|

At approximately 10:15 a.m. CT, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will deliver remarks at the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. As the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, Senator Klobuchar serves as one of only six members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Schedule of Events for Inauguration Day

By |2021-01-20T05:13:14-06:00January 20th, 2021|

BIDEN/HARRIS --Before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend church. Sources tell ABC News Biden has invited the bipartisan Congressional leadership to services with him. --President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office at Wednesday's inaugural ceremonies outside the U.S. Capitol. At 78, Biden becomes the oldest person sworn into office, while Harris is the first woman, Black person, and person of South Asian descent sworn in as vice president. --The program is scheduled to begin at 10:15 AM (our time). Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem. Jennifer Lopez [...]

As Governor Walz Calls for Further Supply from Federal Government, Minnesota Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program

By |2021-01-18T11:24:30-06:00January 18th, 2021|

 Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program, partnering with local public health and school districts, Governor Tim Walz announced on Monday. These sites will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older, as well as prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff, and child care workers. The community vaccination pilot program will be the foundation for mass vaccination clinics in Minnesota communities once the federal government increases vaccine supply. The nine pilot sites will launch this week with a small number of doses for eligible Minnesotans. There is a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota, and despite promises [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 980 in MN (Jan. 18)

By |2021-01-18T11:11:20-06:00January 18th, 2021|

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) 447,349 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 429,392 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 17,957 Newly reported cases 980 Newly reported confirmed cases 881 Newly reported probable cases 99 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 4 0 Anoka 43 15 Becker 6 0 Beltrami 4 1 Benton 9 0 Big Stone 1 0 Blue Earth 9 1 [...]

Blue Earth County Has 11 People in the ICU With COVID (Jan. 18)

By |2021-01-18T07:16:39-06:00January 18th, 2021|

Blue Earth County has reported 5,363 cases of COVID 19 since the pandemic began. That's according to data from the county's website. There are currently 86 people in the hospital with COVID in the county, 11 are currently in the ICU. The county reports that 33 people have died throughout the county.

Walz to Discuss Vaccine Distribution

By |2021-01-18T06:39:30-06:00January 18th, 2021|

Jan. 18 Governor Tim Walz will join the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to discuss the next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. He will talk at 2:00 this afternoon. We will carry his press conference live right here on KTOE.

COVID Cases Rise by 1,640 in MN (Jan. 15)

By |2021-01-15T11:02:33-06:00January 15th, 2021|

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) 443,562 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 425,985 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 17,577 Newly reported cases 1,640 Newly reported confirmed cases 1,413 Newly reported probable cases 227 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 3 0 Anoka 77 21 Becker 11 1 Beltrami 14 3 Benton 11 1 Big Stone 1 0 Blue Earth 23 2 [...]

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