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!

Hy-Vee Pharmacies In Midwest Have Free N95 Masks

By |2022-01-26T06:15:40-06:00January 26th, 2022|

Hy-Vee Pharmacies In Midwest Have Free N95 Masks (West Des Moines, IA) -- All Hy-Vee pharmacies in eight Midwestern States have free N95 masks available starting today. They can be picked up at any of the 275 Hy-Vee pharmacies in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Mask distribution is already underway at Meijer stores and is expected later this week at Walgreens. The White House says 400-million free N95 masks will be available at tens of thousands of pharmacies and community health centers.

Home Prices Surge In November

By |2022-01-26T05:18:20-06:00January 26th, 2022|

(Washington, DC)  --  Home prices are showing big gains.  The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index rose more than 18-percent in November from a year ago.  That beat expectations although it's a slightly slower rate than October's increase.  Phoenix, Tampa and Miami posted the highest gains on the index's 20-city composite list with housing prices up more than 25-percent.  Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, DC showed the smallest annual gains.

Federal Prosecutors Bring Case Against Former Police Officers

By |2022-01-26T05:17:20-06:00January 26th, 2022|

(St. Paul, MN)  --  The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd continues this morning.  Opening statements from both sides were Monday, testimony from a FBI video analyst and a cashier witness were heard yesterday.  All three former cops are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as Derek Chauvin, the then-senior officer on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as he tried to arrest him back in 2020.  Chauvin was convicted of murder last year.

School Districts Using E-Learning Option For Weather Emergencies

By |2022-01-26T05:15:14-06:00January 26th, 2022|

Many school districts in Minnesota are shifting to virtual learning today due to cold air temperatures and wind chill.  Under a bill passed in 2017, school districts can call for up to five e-learning days because of weather emergencies, but their plan for these days needs to be approved at the beginning of the school year.  Districts like Farmington Area Public Schools and Red Wing Public Schools have been using e-learning days when there are weather emergencies.  But Anoka-Hennepin School District doesn't have a plan in place, so they are unable to switch to virtual learning... meaning they have to cancel [...]

Man Dies After Being Run Over By Grain Truck In Buckman

By |2022-01-26T05:13:42-06:00January 26th, 2022|

(Buckman, MN)  --  A man is dead after being run over by a grain truck in Buckman.  The incident happened Monday when the grain truck was backing up at Sunrise Ag.  Nathan Rothstein was near the back of the truck when he fell down and was run over.  The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Minnesota State Mankato to Offer Free Dental Care for Kids on Feb. 3

By |2022-01-26T05:12:51-06:00January 26th, 2022|

 Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Education Program is offering free dental care to area children 18 years and younger Thursday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Patients seeking appointments for cleanings, x-rays, exams, sealants and fluoride should be 18 and under and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Exams will be conducted at the public dental clinic in the Clinical Sciences Building, Room 128 (address is 150 South Road; building is located north of the Taylor Center and east of Ford Hall) on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 507-389-2147.

Crystal Valley Partners with Land O’ Lakes and Midco on Broadband Connectivity Project

By |2022-01-26T04:58:32-06:00January 26th, 2022|

Crystal Valley announced a collaboration with Land O’Lakes and internet service provider Midco to expand broadband internet access to residents of Trimont, MN and the surrounding community. Midco has installed high-speed broadband technology to three towers in the Trimont area including Crystal Valley’s Trimont location, improving access to broadband connectivity throughout the area. This effort to improve internet connectivity has the potential to directly benefit 1,595 residents in the rural area who are currently unable to access adequate broadband service at their homes. 

Minnesota State Mankato, 3 Partners Receive $224,744 USDA Grant for Project Supporting Food, Agriculture Education

By |2022-01-26T04:57:19-06:00January 26th, 2022|

Minnesota State University, Mankato and three non-profit partners were recently awarded a $224,744 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to increase food, gardening and nutrition education for youth in underserved communities.   Over the next two years, Minnesota State Mankato will collaborate with the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches’ Minnesota Venture Farms; MY Place Mankato; and Model Citizen Farm in Paynesville, Minnesota, on a project called Ag in Action. The partners will provide farm tours, summer gardening programs and work with college students to increase knowledge on career pathways and greater connections between the farm and the food [...]

New Ulm Figure Skating Club Looking For Local Heroes

By |2022-01-26T04:43:48-06:00January 26th, 2022|

The New Ulm Figure Skating Club's 34th annual ice skating show titled “Heroes on Ice” will honor local heroes from the community from February 25-27, 2022.   Heroes will be selected randomly from entries to win tickets to the show and be recognized during one of the performances.   Do you know of any hard-working community servants, unsung heroes, veterans, model citizens, or good Samaritans that live or work in our area? Nominate them to be honored at “Heroes on Ice” at www.nuskate.org.

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