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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!

Funding Available to Expand Locally Grown Food in Schools

By |2020-10-22T12:00:41-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is looking for proposals for two new Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) grants that aim to increase local purchasing in Farm to School programs. School districts across Minnesota could receive a total of $374,000 for purchasing Minnesota-grown and -raised foods used in school meal programs, through the MDA’s next round of AGRI Farm to School grants. School districts may apply for one of two grants: Farm to School Full Tray Grant: Grants are intended for school districts that have some Farm to School procurement experience. Farm to School First Bite Mini-Grant: Grants are intended [...]

COVID Deaths Rise by 20 (Oct. 22)

By |2020-10-22T11:31:41-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

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) 128,152 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 127,828 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 324 Newly reported cases 1,574 Newly reported confirmed cases 1,574 Newly reported probable cases 0 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 2 0 Anoka 105 0 Becker 14 0 Beltrami 26 0 Benton 21 0 Big Stone 2 0 Blue Earth 21 0 [...]

Red Cross blood donation opportunities Oct. 22-Nov. 15

By |2020-10-22T06:03:16-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu shot doesn’t affect blood donation eligibility Medical experts are urging people to get the flu shot to avoid a flu epidemic on top of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Because blood can only be given by those who are feeling well, a severe flu season could create additional challenges to maintaining a sufficient blood supply for hospital patients in need. Get the flu vaccine this [...]

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra Presents a Virtual Concert on November 1st

By |2020-10-22T06:01:43-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Mankato Symphony will launch its Music on the Hill series on Sunday, November 1st, 2:15pm as a virtual event. Watch the virtual Music on the Hill concert free of charge on the symphony’s website MankatoSymphony.org, on its YouTube channel, or on Mankato Symphony’s Facebook page.  The concert, titled Big Sky, features the unbridled joy of classical works by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn, along with contemporary chamber works by French composer Nadia Boulanger and American composer Joan Tower. The title for the program, Big Sky, is also the title of the piece by Joan Tower. According to Joan Tower, Big [...]

United Way Accepting Applications for Board of Directors

By |2020-10-22T05:58:15-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Greater Mankato Area United Way is now accepting applications for its Board of Directors for the next term beginning February 2021.  The application can be found on the United Way website: www.MankatoUnitedWay.org/board.     Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 to Laura Murray, Communications & Marketing Director, at [email protected]

MSU Hosting Free Online Election Exploration Webinar Oct. 27

By |2020-10-22T05:24:20-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota State University, Mankato will host an online Zoom webinar Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that will explore what may happen on election day. The educational webinar, titled “Election Day 2020: What Can You Expect?” is free and open to the public. To attend the event, go to https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91873622191.   Kevin Parsneau, professor of political science, and Fred Slocum, professor and director of the political science program in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Government, will speak at the event. The webinar will explore four main topics. It will describe the difference between the electoral college and the popular vote; explain [...]

Volunteers Help with United Way’s Books for Kids Program

By |2020-10-22T05:21:12-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Over the next week, volunteers are helping ensure Greater Mankato Area United Way can deliver books to children through its Books for Kids program. The Books for Kids program normally ships free Capstone books to children in the four-county region every other month. The program’s recent mailings have been delayed due to COVID. Volunteers will be at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Grand Hall this Thursday and Wednesday/Thursday next week to prepare mailings with children’s remaining 2020 books.

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