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!

City of North Mankato Encourages Water Conservation Measures

By |2022-08-10T08:51:10-05:00August 10th, 2022|

North Mankato, Minn. The City of North Mankato is encouraging water conservation  measures, following a letter received by the DNR notifying water suppliers and utilities the state  is in the drought watch phase.  Based upon the request from the DNR to complete water reduction strategies, the City requests residents put into action an even/odd water and irrigation plan. The following procedures are  recommended:  Residents in Lower North Mankato are encouraged to water lawns on even days. • Residents in Upper North Mankato are encouraged to water lawns on odd days. • Do not irrigate lawns between the hours of 10:00am and [...]

Finstad Wins Special Election, Primary

By |2022-08-10T06:05:44-05:00August 10th, 2022|

Brad Finstad also won his primary race over Jeremy Munson. Finstad received 76 percent of the vote to Munson's 24 percent. He will face Jeff Ettinger in the November 8 general election for a two year term starting in January 2023.

Minnesota State Fair Still Needs Police Officers

By |2022-08-10T06:04:07-05:00August 10th, 2022|

(St. Paul, MN)  --  They are hiring cops at the State Fair. State Fair managers yesterday said they are 100 officers short for this year's fair. The State Fair disbanded its police force before last year's fair, but brought the police force back for this year. The fair's new police chief says they are working on hiring new officers, but won't be able to get enough people in time for the start of the fair in two weeks.

National Manhunt Declared For MOA Shooting Suspects

By |2022-08-10T05:58:36-05:00August 10th, 2022|

(Bloomington, MN)  --  There is now a nationwide manhunt for the suspects in last week's shooting at the Mall of America. Police in Bloomington say the suspected shooter, 21-year-old Shamar Lark, and the man who police say encouraged the shooting remain at large. Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said they will not rest until Lark and his accomplice are in custody. Surveillance footage shows them leave the mall, then get a ride to a near-by hotel. After that, no one is guessing where they went.

Omar Defeats Samuels In Tight Fifth District Primary Race

By |2022-08-10T05:57:13-05:00August 10th, 2022|

(Hennepin County, MN)  --  NBC News is declaring incumbent Ilhan Omar as the winner in the Fifth Congressional District DFL primary race.  The nationally-known congresswoman pulled off a narrow victory over challenger Don Samuels.  The win gives her a chance at a third term representing the typically blue district that includes Minneapolis and parts of Hennepin County.  Omar will take on Republican primary winner Cicely Davis.

Walz, Jensen Advance in Governor’s Race

By |2022-08-10T05:55:48-05:00August 10th, 2022|

Governor Tim Walz and Dr. Scott Jensen are moving forward to the general election for governor.  Walz easily defeated challenger Ole Savior in the Democratic primary.  Jensen was the clear victor against challengers Bob Carney Jr. and Joyce Lacey in the Republican Party.  Both were the expected winners.

Blue Earth Woman Injured in Mankato Crash

By |2022-08-10T05:50:51-05:00August 10th, 2022|

A Blue Earth woman is injured in a crash in Mankato. According to the State Patrol, 33-year-old Tazia Dammann of Delavan, was traveling northbound on Highway 22 when she collided with a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Lorri Bruce of Blue Earth.  Bruce has non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to the Mankato hospital.  Dammann has no apparent injuries.  The Patrol says the crash happened yesterday after 1:20 in the afternoon.  No alcohol was involved and both were wearing seatbelts.

Law enforcement cites nearly 19,000 drivers for speed violations

By |2022-08-10T05:48:49-05:00August 10th, 2022|

Law enforcement from 300 agencies across the state cited nearly 19,000 drivers for speed violations in the month of July. Officers, deputies and troopers participated in the statewide extra enforcement and awareness campaign resulting in 18,983 citations. During the campaign, Eagan police stopped two cars racing at 103 mph in a 50 mph zone. One driver was arrested for DWI. A Foley police officer cited the same person twice just an hour apart for speed. And troopers in the Golden Valley District pulled over a 16-year-old driving on a learner's permit for going 110 mph. His parents were called to the [...]

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