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!

Nicollet Co. Historical Society Hosting Ghost Town Bus Tour

By |2019-10-23T11:24:25-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

  GHOST TOWNS BUS TOUR Sat., October 26 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Leave from Patrick's on Third $10 non-members & $5 NCHS members Nicollet County is home to numerous former communities, many of which haven’t made the map for decades. Enjoy a guided tour of several Nicollet County ghost towns with local historian Bob Douglas. Bob will share his knowledge of lesser-known places in our midst, some which have completely vanished and left no trace of their history behind. The cost for this trip is $10.00 for the public and $5.00 for Nicollet County Historical Society members and is limited to 40 [...]

Mankato Clinic honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!”

By |2019-10-23T11:22:20-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

MANKATO (Oct. 17, 2019) — UCare held its 11th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event on September 26 to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2018 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. HEDIS includes preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Mankato Clinic was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Medicare, Minnesota Senior Health Options and Special Needs Basic Care health plans.   A Salute to Excellence! at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center included a reception, dinner and awards program. In addition, leaders [...]

North Mankato Has Several Upcoming Events

By |2019-10-23T11:17:02-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

  Tricks and Treats on Commerce Drive Saturday, October 26th, 2pm – 4pm Commerce Drive, Upper North Mankato Trick or Treat at participating businesses on Commerce Dr. that have orange and black balloons! Try out Ignition Fitness’s Ninja Warrior course at 3pm and then stop for a bite to eat at a Commerce Drive restaurant! Contact: 507-625-4141   Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed Sunday, October 27th, 8am – noon Fire Station #2, 1825 Howard Dr. W Come on out for the North Mankato Fire Department fundraiser! All you can eat waffles, scrambled eggs, and sausages! Carry outs available! Adults $9.00, Kids $7.00, [...]

Suspected working cannon found during Minnesota drug raid

By |2019-10-23T05:50:45-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) - A couple has been charged after authorities found what appears to be a functioning cannon during a drug bust on farmland west of Minneapolis. Fifty-nine-year-old Bret Wakefield and 56-year-old Ramona Wakefield were charged Tuesday with drug and firearms charges. They are accused of dealing methamphetamine out of their home north of Hutchinson. Authorities also recovered several shotguns, an AR-15 rifle, other guns, meth, marijuana and suspected LSD.

Updated Study Shows Continued Reduction of MSU’s Carbon Footprint

By |2019-10-23T05:49:24-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Environmental Committee has added two years of updates to a May 2017 study that showed the University reduced its carbon footprint over five years. The new report (dated Sept. 23, 2019) shows that the University’s efforts have resulted in a 15.6 percent decrease in carbon footprint over a seven-year period (from academic year 2011-12 through academic year 2017-18).

VINE Hosting Free A1C Blood Sugar Testing

By |2019-10-23T08:37:54-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

VINE Faith in Action in partnership with Hy-Vee dietitians, are offering free a1c blood sugar testing at the VINE Adult Community Center on Friday, November 1 from 1-5 pm.  Those interested can learn a lot about their health by getting their blood sugar tested and the dietitians present can offer insight into the significance of their results. The testing area is wheelchair accessible. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information or to register call (507) 386-5586.   Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to those who register.

Blue Earth County to Host Elections Class

By |2019-10-23T05:43:24-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The 2020 presidential election might be over a year away, but preparations for the event that is expected to draw a record-breaking number of voters have already begun. To help residents understand what goes on behind-the-scenes to get ready for the election, Blue Earth County will be hosting ‘Preparing for the Polls,’ a class taught by election leaders from the County. Classes will be held at the Mankato location of the Blue Earth County Library. Residents have three opportunities to attend: Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.   Preparing for the Polls will improve [...]

Pedestrian Hit By Pickup in Blooming Prairie

By |2019-10-23T07:00:33-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

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.

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