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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!

Governor Tim Walz to Lead a “Joe’s in Your Corner” Tour in Southern Minnesota

By |2020-10-23T11:47:17-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

On Saturday, October 24, Governor Tim Walz will lead a “Joe’s in Your Corner” tour across Southern Minnesota. The tour will kick off in Preston, Minnesota where Governor Walz will tour an ethanol production facility and discuss Joe Biden’s agenda for rural America with Minnesota farmers. Governor Walz will then highlight the Biden-Harris plan to uphold our nation’s sacred obligation to veterans at a listening session event in Rochester with Minnesota veterans and military families. Finally, Gov. Walz will travel to Mankato and hold a Minnesota Students for Biden Get Out the Vote Mobilization Event. Media interested in attending must RSVP and will be required to adhere [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 1,693 in MN (Oct. 23)

By |2020-10-23T11:22:56-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. Total positive cases (cumulative) 129,863 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 129,511 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 352 Newly reported cases 1,721 Newly reported confirmed cases 1,693 Newly reported probable cases 28 Newly reported cases detail Newly reported deaths 13 Newly reported deaths detail County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths Dakota 45-49 years 1 Hennepin 90-94 years 1 Mahnomen 85-89 years 1 Mille Lacs [...]

General Election: Additional Early Voting Option for Blue Earth County Voters

By |2020-10-23T09:44:03-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Beginning Tuesday, October 27, Blue Earth County residents will have an additional early voting option for the November 3 general election.  A second early voting location will open at 15 Map Drive in Mankato.  The other early voting location will also remain open at the Historic Courthouse at 204 S 5th Street in Mankato. Hours for the locations are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The offices will be open extended hours on Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2. Voters entering voting locations will be required [...]

Funding Available to Expand Locally Grown Food in Schools

By |2020-10-22T12:00:41-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is looking for proposals for two new Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) grants that aim to increase local purchasing in Farm to School programs. School districts across Minnesota could receive a total of $374,000 for purchasing Minnesota-grown and -raised foods used in school meal programs, through the MDA’s next round of AGRI Farm to School grants. School districts may apply for one of two grants: Farm to School Full Tray Grant: Grants are intended for school districts that have some Farm to School procurement experience. Farm to School First Bite Mini-Grant: Grants are intended [...]

COVID Deaths Rise by 20 (Oct. 22)

By |2020-10-22T11:31:41-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. Total positive cases (cumulative) 128,152 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 127,828 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 324 Newly reported cases 1,574 Newly reported confirmed cases 1,574 Newly reported probable cases 0 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 2 0 Anoka 105 0 Becker 14 0 Beltrami 26 0 Benton 21 0 Big Stone 2 0 Blue Earth 21 0 [...]

Red Cross blood donation opportunities Oct. 22-Nov. 15

By |2020-10-22T06:03:16-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu shot doesn’t affect blood donation eligibility Medical experts are urging people to get the flu shot to avoid a flu epidemic on top of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Because blood can only be given by those who are feeling well, a severe flu season could create additional challenges to maintaining a sufficient blood supply for hospital patients in need. Get the flu vaccine this [...]

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra Presents a Virtual Concert on November 1st

By |2020-10-22T06:01:43-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Mankato Symphony will launch its Music on the Hill series on Sunday, November 1st, 2:15pm as a virtual event. Watch the virtual Music on the Hill concert free of charge on the symphony’s website MankatoSymphony.org, on its YouTube channel, or on Mankato Symphony’s Facebook page.  The concert, titled Big Sky, features the unbridled joy of classical works by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn, along with contemporary chamber works by French composer Nadia Boulanger and American composer Joan Tower. The title for the program, Big Sky, is also the title of the piece by Joan Tower. According to Joan Tower, Big [...]

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