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!

Update: Victims of Mapleton Bike Crash Released From Hospital

By |2022-08-09T05:28:34-05:00August 9th, 2022|

The following is an update to the motor vehicle crash on Friday near Mapleton involving  bicyclists. The following individuals sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. Those that were  transported to hospitals have been released and are expected to recover. • 13-year-old Nora Caven of rural Mankato – serious injury • 16-year-old Martha Price of rural Mapleton – serious injury • 16-year-old Briyanna Burkhardt of Mapleton – minor injury • 12-year-old Dahlia Schneider of rural Good Thunder – minor injury  • 52-year-old Jason Klein of Mapleton – minor injury The group of cyclists was an informal gathering of students from the [...]

Today is Primary Day

By |2022-08-09T05:22:05-05:00August 9th, 2022|

On August 9, there will be two elections in Minnesota – the Statewide Primary Election and the Congressional District 1 Special Election. On the Statewide Primary ballot, voters can expect to see state and local partisan and non-partisan races. In partisan races, voters can only vote for candidates of one party. The winners of the partisan races will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot. Voters in the current Congressional District 1 boundaries will also see a special election on their ballot. The winner will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives starting this fall and ending in January 2023. [...]

Update: Walz Announces 2023 Fishing Opener to Be In Mankato/Madison Lake

By |2022-08-09T05:17:36-05:00August 9th, 2022|

Governor Tim Walz  announced that Mankato will host the 75th Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 12-13 of 2023. This is just the fifth time since 1948 that the Fishing Opener will be held in Southern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, coordinates each year with the Governor’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the host committee to put on the event celebrating the kickoff of the summer tourism season.

Minnesota’s primary election is tomorrow (TUE)

By |2022-08-08T06:57:58-05:00August 8th, 2022|

Minnesota's primary election is tomorrow (TUE). "Primary is basically the winnowing process. You start out with a bunch of candidates who filed for office, but only a subset of them make it to the general election. If they're running for a partisan office, if there are multiple Democrats or multiple Republicans running for an office. This is the contest that selects which one of them one per political party may see it to the final ballot in November." Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says if you have any questions about the process, or who is on the ballot, visit mnvotes.gov.

MDA offers help for Minnesotans transitioning in/out of farming

By |2022-08-08T06:56:27-05:00August 8th, 2022|

Minnesotans looking to enter or exit farming have two new resources available. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA's) Jim Ostlie says the program puts together teams to help farmers navigate their way through farm transition and succession planning, whether it be... "A farm that includes crops and livestock or in a home or if it just happens to be with land they can offer the resources that can assist in the planning process." Ostlie says the program covers a variety of topics from property law and establishment and dissolution of partnerships to leases and other contracts, as well as psychological or [...]

First West Nile Virus Confirmed in Minnesota For 2022

By |2022-08-08T06:49:11-05:00August 8th, 2022|

Postmortem test results confirmed Minnesota’s first reported West Nile virus case of 2022. In late July, an unvaccinated 4-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Kandiyohi County was euthanized due to deteriorating neurologic conditions. More than 30 other horses are boarded at the same facility and the owner reports they’re all current on their West Nile virus vaccinations and appear healthy at this time. Infected horses cannot spread the virus to people or other horses.

Republican AG Primary Hotly Contested Statewide Primary

By |2022-08-08T06:45:03-05:00August 8th, 2022|

The Republican Attorney General primary is the most hotly contested statewide primary in Minnesota.  Jim Schulz and Doug Wardlow are the two main candidates facing off in tomorrow's contest.  Schultz is a corporate lawyer from Minnetonka and won the party endorsement at the GOP State Convention in May.  Wardlow is the attorney for My Pillow and won the party's endorsement in 2018 before losing to current Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Accused Killer’s State Of Mind At Issue In Apple River Stabbing

By |2022-08-08T06:43:11-05:00August 8th, 2022|

(Somerset, WI)  --  The state of mind of the accused killer in the Apple River stabbing case is at issue.  Fifty-two-year-old Prior Lake man Nicolae Miu says he acted in self-defense on July 30th when he stabbed Stillwater teen Isaac Schuman to death and wounded four others.  The stabbings happened during a confrontation among tubers on the river.  The victims say Miu attacked them first and drew a knife on the unarmed young people.  At least two videos taken of the encounter have been turned over to authorities.

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