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!

Tourtellotte Pool and Summer Bus Routes Seasons to End Soon

By |2022-08-10T05:26:05-05:00August 10th, 2022|

Tourtellotte Pool and the summer bus routes are scheduled to end their 2022 season in mid-August. Summer Bus Routes Two summer bus routes, Kato Go Play and River Valley Ride, will end their 2022 season on Friday, August 12.  The summer bus routes were created to help connect the community to recreation locations in Mankato and North Mankato. Learn more about these routes on the Mankato CityStream podcast. Tourtellotte Pool Tourtellotte Pool, 310 E. Mabel St., will close for the 2022 swim season on Sunday, August 14.

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Holds Annual Mankato Walk

By |2022-08-10T05:20:26-05:00August 10th, 2022|

On Saturday, August 11th the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will host their annual Mankato walk to raise awareness and funding for epilepsy. The annual walks take place in 8 cities across Minnesota, bringing hundreds of supporters to the events. The walks will feature local epilepsy ambassadors sharing their story, as well as Glen Lloyd, CEO of Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. WHEN                         Saturday, August 13th                                     8:30 am – 11:30 am                                     Walk will take place between 10:00 am – 11:00 am WHERE                        Sibley Park, Shelter 3

Finstad Wins Special Election

By |2022-08-10T04:52:42-05:00August 10th, 2022|

Republican Brad Finstad wins the First Congressional District special election.  Finstad beat Democrat Jeff Ettinger in the race to fill the vacant congressional seat. Finstad received 60,261 votes to Ettinger's 55,341.  The seat was previously held by the late GOP Congressman Jim Hagedorn, who died in February after suffering from kidney cancer.  The winner will serve out Hagedorn's term, which ends in January.  Finstad and Ettinger face off again in November for the full two-year congressional term after winning their respective parties' primaries yesterday.

Apply to Join the Public Safety Advisory Committee

By |2022-08-09T08:42:43-05:00August 9th, 2022|

City of Mankato says consider applying to the Public Safety Advisory Committee to get involved in local government. Individuals interested in joining this Mankato Committee are encouraged to apply online by Tuesday, August 23; however, applications are accepted anytime. Members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee are proactively involved in public safety planning, hiring and promotion of a safe and livable community. The committee meets bi-monthly, or as needed, and makes recommendations to the Mankato City Council about their service area.

Election Day Today In Minnesota

By |2022-08-09T06:04:38-05:00August 9th, 2022|

It is time to set the candidates for November. Today is Primary Election Day in Minnesota. The biggest race isn't very competitive. Governor Tim Walz is sure to win the Democratic nomination and will likely take on Republican Scott Jensen in the fall. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing a Democratic challenger in her race who has focused on crime. And there is an interesting Congressional primary in southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. RepublicanBrad Finstad and Democrat Jeff Ettinger are competing both in primaries for the fall ballot, and running against each other in a special election to serve-out the last few [...]

Wisconsin Woman Charged With Stealing 57K From Mother With Dementia in MN

By |2022-08-09T06:00:14-05:00August 9th, 2022|

(Rochester, MN)  --  A Wisconsin woman is facing charges after Rochester authorities say she stole nearly 57-thousand dollars from her elderly mother.  Monica Zanon was in court Thursday in Winona County accused of felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, theft by false representation, and theft by swindle charges.  Prosecutors say Zanon allegedly took her mother, who has dementia, to the bank in Winona in September 2021.  Zanon had herself added to her mother's account and withdrew nearly 56-thousand dollars, allegedly telling officials the money would go into a joint account at another bank.  Charges say Zanon later spent 50-thousand on [...]

Charges Against Three In Mall Of America Shooting

By |2022-08-09T05:52:18-05:00August 9th, 2022|

(Bloomington, MN)  --  There are charges against the three people who police in Bloomington say helped last week's Mall of America shooter escape. Prosecutors filed charges yesterday against the assistant manager at the local Best Western by the mall, her cousin, and her boyfriend. The charges say the three hid the shooter after the shooting, and then lied to police. Investigators say the suspected shooter, who they've named as 21-year-old Shamar Lark, remains on the loose. The three suspects charged yesterday are due in court later today.

Minnesotans heads to the polls today

By |2022-08-09T05:50:47-05:00August 9th, 2022|

Governor Tim Walz is encouraging Minnesotans to get out and vote on this primary election day: "Whoever you're supporting get out and vote. Minnesota is always first in the nation with voting." For more information on today's primary races head online to mnvotes.gov.

Annual Kids Count report shows increase in anxiety, depression

By |2022-08-09T05:43:24-05:00August 9th, 2022|

This year's annual Kid Count report shows a 26-percent increase in anxiety and depression for kids ages three to 17 in the U-S through 2020 at the height of the pandemic. "Kids are dealing with the world they're dealing with violence in a variety of ways when you think about kids doing active shooter drills in their school or many kids in the states are dealing with challenges related to racism." Debra Fitzpatrick with the Children's Defense Fund Minnesota says mental health outcomes were even worse for LGBTQ+ children and children of color in Minnesota. She says more than 30-percent of [...]

Charges Against Three In Mall Of America Shooting

By |2022-08-09T05:36:11-05:00August 9th, 2022|

(Bloomington, MN)  --  There are charges against the three people who police in Bloomington say helped last week's Mall of America shooter escape. Prosecutors filed charges yesterday against the assistant manager at the local Best Western by the mall, her cousin, and her boyfriend. The charges say the three hid the shooter after the shooting, and then lied to police. Investigators say the suspected shooter, who they've named as 21-year-old Shamar Lark, remains on the loose. The three suspects charged yesterday are due in court later today.

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