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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!

Mankato Salvation Army Announces Launch of Loyalty Program for Its Family Store

By |2020-09-25T11:27:40-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

MANKATO, Minn. – The Salvation Army in Mankato is announcing that it will launch a new rewards program for frequent shoppers at its Family Store on Mankato’s east side. The new program is slated to begin Thursday, October 1st.    The program will utilize a punch card, with which shoppers will get a punch for each qualifying purchase (of at least $5). Once they have received 10 punches, they’ll have earned a reward worth $5 off a Family Store purchase.   “The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many retailers, including us,” said Lt. Andy Wheeler, who oversees both the operation [...]

Portion of Adams Street to temporarily close September 28

By |2020-09-25T11:25:11-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Mankato-At 7 a.m., Monday, September 28, a portion of Adams Street (between Hope Street and Patriot Drive) will be temporarily closed for utility work. A detour will be provided and the road is expected to reopen later in the afternoon, Tuesday, September 29 (weather permitting). Stay informed about road closures. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.

COVID Cases Rise by 1,191 in MN (Sept. 25)

By |2020-09-25T11:22:23-05:00September 25th, 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. 94,189 Total positive cases (cumulative) 1,191 Newly reported cases 6 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 73 Becker 8 Beltrami 9 Benton 6 Big Stone 5 Blue Earth 29 Brown 2 Carlton 7 Carver 8 Cass 6 Chippewa 2 Chisago 13 Clay 32 Crow Wing 13 Dakota 74 Dodge 13 Douglas 11 Faribault 5 Fillmore 5 Freeborn 9 Goodhue [...]

Dr. Gostout, president of Mayo Clinic Health System, to retire

By |2020-09-24T11:40:04-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, will retire at the end of the year after 24 years of excellence in clinical practice, research, and education, as well as administration. As president of Mayo Clinic Health System for the past five years, Dr. Gostout set the strategic vision for Mayo Clinic's community practice in the Midwest, including 18 regional hospitals and 68 regional clinics. Together with the leaders in Northwest Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Minnesota and Southeast Minnesota regions of Mayo Clinic Health System, she led the integration of knowledge and strengthened the health system’s practices in the Upper Midwest. [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 995 in MN (Sept. 24)

By |2020-09-24T11:34:19-05:00September 24th, 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. 93,012 Total positive cases (cumulative) 995 Newly reported cases 3 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 70 Becker 6 Beltrami 16 Benton 10 Big Stone 3 Blue Earth 12 Brown 1 Carlton 10 Carver 19 Cass 17 Chippewa 3 Chisago 5 Clay 24 Clearwater 1 Cottonwood 5 Crow Wing 21 Dakota 76 Dodge 4 Douglas 8 Faribault 4 Freeborn [...]

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Cancelled For 2020

By |2020-09-24T11:09:54-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|Tags: |

The Kiwanis Holiday Lights celebration has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Kiwanis Holiday Lights President Scott Wojcik says with the city and state restrictions it just couldn't work this year. Wojcik says they're still considering ideas to help the non-profit organizations which benefit from the event. Wojcik says they're always making plans for the 2021 festival which they promise to be bigger and better than ever.

Minnesota State Mankato to Launch Varsity Esports Team

By |2020-09-24T08:28:21-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

 Minnesota State University, Mankato Vice President and Chief Information Officer Mark Johnson announced today that the University is starting a varsity esports team that will begin play in the spring of 2021 and be part of Minnesota State Mankato’s IT Solutions division. IT Solutions will celebrate the new University varsity esports team at an early October ribbon-cutting event in the team’s training facility – located in remodeled space in Wissink Hall’s Room 121F. Details about the ribbon-cutting event will be announced at a later date. “We are excited to start a varsity esports program at Minnesota State University, Mankato,” said Johnson. “Esports is [...]

Le Center Man Injured After His Box Van Collides With SUV

By |2020-09-24T06:57:20-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A 23-year-old Le Center man is injured after his box van collided with a Ford Expedition in Henderson Township yesterday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, an Expedition driven by 29-year-old Laura McGuire of Winthrop was traveling westbound on Le Sueur County Road 8 when she collided with a box van driven by Logan McCabe. McCabe was turning onto northbound Highway 169. McCabe has non-life-threatening injuries. McGuire had none. Both were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved.

North Mankato Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

By |2020-09-24T06:27:55-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A 23-year-old North Mankato man suffers non-life-threatening injuries after he crashed his motorcycle. According to the State Patrol, Colter Killion was westbound on Highway 14 at Riverfront Drive when he left the road and came to a rest in the median. Mankato Fire and Police responded to the scene. He was wearing a helmet and no alcohol was involved. The crash happened yesterday around 4:30 in the afternoon.

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