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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 Veterans Board Lists Veterans Day Events

By |2019-11-07T06:22:46-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Veterans Day Schedule 2019 (1)   Veterans Day Schedule (Monday, November 11, 2019) All Posts, Auxiliaries and Veterans groups are invited as follows:   9:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Place 10:00 a.m. WWII Memorial – Wheeler Park 11:00 a.m. WWI Memorial - Sibley Park 12:10 p.m. Vietnam Memorial 1:00 p.m. Boy in Blue Memorial - Lincoln Park   Additional Services Include American Legion Post 11: 10:30 a.m. Oak Lawn Nursing Home 11:30 a.m. Laurels Peak    

Tracy Woman Injured As Snow/Ice Play Factor in Crash

By |2019-11-07T06:16:00-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Snow and ice were a factor in a crash that injured a 30-year-old Tracy woman. The State Patrol says April Arnold was eastbound on Highway 14 in Custer Township in Lyon County when her vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. Arnold has non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to the Tracy Medical Center. The crash happened around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The Patrol says she was wearing a seatbelt and no alcohol was involved. Snow and ice were reported on the roads at the time of the crash.

Sleepy Eye Woman Injured in Crash After Vehicle Slows For Deer

By |2019-11-07T06:02:06-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Patrol says an 18-year-old Sleepy Eye woman was injured late Wednesday night. The report says a different vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Jose Salazar of Texas was westbound on Highway 14 when it slowed for a deer in the road and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Richard Turbes of Springfield. Samantha Olvera, a passenger in Salazar's vehicle, was taken to the Sleepy Eye Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All involved were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved.

Eagle Lake to Discuss Changes in Police Department

By |2019-11-07T05:30:31-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The City of Eagle Lake says following discussion at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 4th, the Mayor and City Council have scheduled a special meeting for Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for the purpose of allowing public input on a proposal to restructure the police department that would permit for the addition of a 3rd full-time police officer position without significantly increasing the overall police department budget and no resulting increase to the tax levy. The proposal involves eliminating the chief of police position and contracting with the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department for Chief [...]

Laughter Makes the Heart Grow Stronger Event is Nov. 14

By |2019-11-07T05:28:20-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Laughter Makes the Heart Grow Stronger, an event organized by the local chapter of the American Heart Association is hosting an evening at Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery and Distillery. It takes place on November 14 starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $50 and it includes a show featuring comedians Zack Kolars and Mark Poolos, hors d'oeuvres and wine. All proceeds support lifesaving heart and stroke research, health education and outreach.

VINE’s Rake the Town Cancelled

By |2019-11-07T05:10:00-06:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

VINE Faith in Action’s annual community service event, Rake the Town has been canceled due to the weather.   The event which organizes volunteers to rake older adult’s homes was scheduled for Saturday.  Over 150 homeowners in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties were signed up and over 400 volunteers were scheduled to rake. “Because of Tuesday night’s snowfall and the cold weather predicted for the next ten days, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Rake the Town this year,” VINE’s Executive Director, Pam Determan said. “This is the first time in the event’s 23-year history that weather has forced us to [...]

Ask a Trooper: Are Dash Cams Legal?

By |2019-11-06T05:47:29-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I see a lot of dash camera footage on YouTube and online altogether. This got me thinking are dash cams legal? Answer: Minnesota law allows driver feedback and safety monitoring equipment when mounted immediately behind, slightly above, or slightly below the rearview mirror. Mounting directly on the “dashboard” of the vehicle is not allowed as that could obstruct the vision of the driver You can avoid a ticket — and a crash — if you simply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and always drive sober. [...]

Region Nine Development Commission Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2019 Impact Award

By |2019-11-06T07:38:57-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) has received a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for MedTech Connect.   MedTech Connect was motivated by the need to develop a conceptual framework that inventories and supports medical manufacturing activities in South Central Minnesota. The plan examines how and how well manufacturing and related industries leverage their geographic proximity to the medical manufacturing hub in the Twin Cities and innovations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Results from this report indicate that South Central Minnesota is poised for growth in the medical manufacturing sector and has led [...]

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Owatonna Business

By |2019-11-06T06:28:24-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Police were called to an Owatonna business on reports of a bomb threat yesterday morning. According to Police, the threat happened at Daikin Applied. They say a suspicious device was located inside the building. Daikin management initiated an evacuation of the building before law enforcement arrived. The St. Paul Bomb Squad was called to assist and determined the suspicious device to be inert and non-dangerous. No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation.

Jackson Woman Injured in 1-Vehicle Crash

By |2019-11-06T06:24:07-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A 42-year-old Jackson woman is injured after losing control of her vehicle. According to the State Patrol, Stasha Benjamin was westbound on I-90 Tuesday night when she lost control and crossed the median, rolling her vehicle multiple times before coming to rest in the eastbound ditch. It happened in Blue Earth City Township, west of Highway 169. She was transported to the local hospital with believed non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt and no alcohol was involved according to the Patrol.

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