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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!

Walz Announces Highway 14 Expansion Plan

By |2020-02-28T10:59:27-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Governor Tim Walz stood alongside Nicollet County first responders, bipartisan legislators, community leaders, and his neighbors from Mankato to announce a funding plan to complete the final expansion of Highway 14—the 12 miles of two-lane traffic between Nicollet and New Ulm.   The legislation would update state law to allow the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to apply for a federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan, administered through the Rural Project Initiative and Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The loan application will ask the federal government for an estimated $36 million for Highway 14. [...]

Mayo Clinic reminds people to be screened routinely for colorectal cancer

By |2020-02-28T09:10:37-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

When it comes to colorectal cancer, prevention is paramount. And prevention is the message in March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., affecting 1 in 20 people. This year, an estimated 95,500 will be diagnosed with colon cancer and an additional 40,000 people will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition, about 50,000 people will die from the disease. That's why routine screenings for colorectal cancer are so important. Due to the increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in [...]

American Cancer Society Reaches Fundraising Goal in Blue Earth County 

By |2020-02-28T06:00:39-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The American Cancer Society Reaches its Fundraising Goal in Blue Earth County. The American Cancer Society; Relay For Life and Coaches vs Cancer programs reached the 2019 Fundraising goal in Blue Earth County. The 2019 goal was $115,000 and Blue Earth County raised $123,100. The money raised in Blue Earth County is used to help fund lifesaving cancer research here in our state. In 2019/20 they are funding 16 research grants worth over $9.9 million dollars at the Univ. of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Hormel Institute in Austin and Hennepin County Medical Center. They also provide services to local cancer patients.

Mayo Clinic Offers Tips On Sleep For Daylight Saving Time

By |2020-02-28T05:58:51-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Spring forward and fall back. Many people have heard this saying, and it helps us remember which way to set our clocks for the start and end of daylight saving time. On March 8, we will all lose an hour. Rachel Ziegler, a Sleep Medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System, says altering your sleep schedule can have a greater effect on your health than you may think, with adverse effects greatest in teenagers and in those who have poor sleep habits to begin with. Ziegler recommends these tips to manage the transition: Go to bed 15 minutes early, starting several [...]

MN House passes “red flag” bill over Republicans’ objections

By |2020-02-28T06:53:38-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Law enforcement could get a court order to take guns away from someone judged a danger to themselves or others, under a "red flag" bill the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House passed last night (Thurs) over Republicans' objections. Representative Tim Miller from Prinsburg says law enforcement he's talked to is not very interested in going out and confiscating guns: "Driving up onto a farm site... and them getting out with the knowledge of the person on the other side -- somewhere, could be in any one of those buildings, could be anywhere -- that they have weapons that are going to be confiscated [...]

Nicollet Co. Historical Society to show documentary “Not For Ourselves Alone”

By |2020-02-28T05:46:12-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Event Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:40 PM. Cost: Free Location: Treaty Site History Center   The Nicollet County Historical Society and Saint Peter Community & Family Education to show the documentary “Not For Ourselves Alone” at the Treaty Site History Center   Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony tells the little-known story of one of the most compelling political movements and friendships in American history.   Their more than half-century struggle led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the constitution in 1920, which finally granted [...]

Mankato School Board, Mankato City Council to hold joint work session Monday

By |2020-02-28T05:39:32-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Mankato Area Public School Board and Mankato City Council will hold a joint work session 6 p.m., Monday (March 2) to discuss facilities planning and ongoing partnerships. The work session will be held in the Minnesota River Room of the Intergovernmental Center (first floor), 10 Civic Center Plaza.

Walz to Announce Path to Complete Final Stretch of Highway 14 Expansion

By |2020-02-28T05:37:37-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Governor Walz will be in Nicollet later this morning. Walz will announce a funding proposal to complete the final stretch of Highway 14, expanding from two to four lanes between Nicollet and New Ulm. Governor Tim Walz; Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher; Nicollet County first responders; local legislators and community leaders will all be in attendance.  They will meet at the Nicollet Volunteer Fire Department at 10:45.

Places and Faces Exhibit Opening at VINE

By |2020-02-27T09:25:09-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A new art exhibit is opening at VINE’s 5th Floor Gallery on Friday, March 6.  Places and Faces feature work by award-winning Mankato artists, Marjie Laizure and Margie Larson.  Laizure is known for her colorful and realistic still life paintings and portraits and Larson will show her Plein Air and abstract landscapes. The opening reception for Places and Faces is Friday, March 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on the 5th floor of the VINE Adult Community Center.  The Places and Faces exhibit will be on display through April.   VINE’s 5th Floor Gallery and artist reception are free and open to the [...]