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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!

North Mankato Hosts Spring Drop-Off

By |2020-05-27T06:20:39-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Spring Drop-Off The City of North Mankato and West Central Sanitation have arranged a spring drop-off at 610 Webster Avenue to take place Wednesday, May 27th - Sunday, May 31st between 7:00am- 5:00pm each day. The change is to protect residents and City staff from the COVID-19 virus by practicing social distancing:  A gate attendant will monitor the number of entrants into the site, please be prepared to show proof of North Mankato residency. The gate attendant and posted signage will direct citizens where to dump respective items.  Residents are asked to unload their own items and exit to allow for [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 652 in MN (May 26)

By |2020-05-26T11:15:41-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Situation Update for COVID-19 Subscribe: COVID-19 updates Sign up to receive email or mobile alerts when this data is updated, as well as other periodic COVID-19 updates. Updated May 26, 2020 Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day. Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below are for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing”. Not all suspected cases of [...]

Fire Causes $100,000 to Home in Skyline

By |2020-05-26T08:35:45-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Mankato-Public Safety responded to the report of a structure fire at 10:29 p.m. last night (May 25) at 115 South Skyline Drive, Skyline. Upon arrival crews found fire coming from the structure's roof and extinguished it. Occupants in the home made it out safely, and no one was injured. Damages are estimated at $100,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Despite Victory, MN Smoking Prevention Efforts Continue

By |2020-05-26T05:02:18-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota News Connection May 26, 2020 Despite Victory, MN Smoking Prevention Efforts Continue Mike Moen ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The people behind Minnesota's smoking prevention efforts say they won't let up, even though they've seen a major victory this legislative session. The signing of the Tobacco 21 bill by Gov. Tim Walz came nearly two weeks ago, as lawmakers debated other matters related to the coronavirus pandemic. The law, which raises the state's tobacco-buying age to 21, was seen as a top priority before the pandemic. Laura Smith, senior public affairs manager for ClearWay Minnesota, says the anti-tobacco group is happy leaders still [...]

COVID Cases Rise By 745 in MN (May 25)

By |2020-05-25T11:02:28-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Situation Update for COVID-19 Subscribe: COVID-19 updates Sign up to receive email or mobile alerts when this data is updated, as well as other periodic COVID-19 updates. Updated May 25, 2020 Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day. Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below are for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing”. Not all suspected cases of [...]

Campsites, charter boat service set to open June 1st

By |2020-05-25T05:20:19-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Owners of private campgrounds got the green light to open June 1st. DEED Commissioner Steve Grove: "Campgrounds of course will need to take care to make sure the campsite figuration is socially distant. There are common areas in campgrounds so we've got to get that right too. We have some clear guidelines in social distancing there, sanitation plans in these common areas." Many Minnesotans are disappointed they are not relaxing with family and friends at their favorite campsite this holiday weekend.

Small businesses in Mankato may apply for up to $25,000 through Recovery Loan Program

By |2020-05-25T05:12:46-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Small businesses in Mankato with 50 or fewer employees may apply for a deferred loan of up to $25,000 through the city's Recovery Loan Program for property and business improvements to help reopen and operate safely following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Recovery loans are repaid over five years and have: A deferral period at 0% interest for one year. Two percent interest during five-year repayment period. Eligible costs include: Physical modifications to building exterior or interior. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or other safety items needed for employees and/or customers. Purchase [...]

Stauber, Emmer and Hagedorn Send Letter Urging Governor Walz to Release Federal Funding to Rural Minnesota

By |2020-05-22T05:46:11-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) sent a letter to Governor Walz requesting that he work with the state legislature to ensure federal funds that were provided by the bipartisan CARES Act are quickly and equitably distributed to local governments across greater Minnesota. In their letter, the Congressmen said (in part): "As you know, nearly eight weeks ago, Congress came together to pass the bipartisan CARES Act which was subsequently signed into law. Included in the CARES Act was funding that was disbursed to states based on populations outside of metropolitan areas. We ask [...]

COVID Cases Rise By 813 in MN (MAY 22)

By |2020-05-22T11:03:40-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Situation Update for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Subscribe: COVID-19 updates Sign up to receive email or mobile alerts when this data is updated, as well as other periodic COVID-19 updates. Updated May 22, 2020 Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day. Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below are for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing”. Not all [...]