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!

Target Giving Another $200 Bonus To Front-Line Workers

By |2021-08-02T06:01:53-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Front-line workers at Target will get another bonus.  The Minneapolis-based retailer announced yesterday full and part-time employees at stores, distribution centers, and those who support customer contact centers will get 200 dollars.  The bonuses will be paid next month.  It will be the sixth bonus handed out to workers during the pandemic.

Twin Cities Women Gets Two Years For Unintentional Deadly Shooting Of Friend

By |2021-08-02T06:00:50-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A Crystal woman is going to prison after pleading guilty to shooting a gun at her birthday party last year in St. Paul and accidentally killing an attendee.  Markeia Carlvin was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars for the August 2019 incident.  The 21-year-old defendant will serve two years because of credit for time served in jail after her arrest.

Monday Funeral Scheduled For Murdered Red Lake Police Officer

By |2021-08-02T05:54:54-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Red Lake, MN)  --  The funeral for a Red Lake police officer who was killed in the line of duty will be held Monday afternoon.  Officer Ryan Bialke of Buffalo was killed early this week as he and other officers tried to serve a warrant in Redby.  The alleged shooter, Davide Donnell Junior, is charged with second-degree murder and four counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Former State Trooper Gets Probation For Sending Nude Photos To His Phone

By |2021-08-02T05:50:50-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A former Minnesota state trooper is getting disciplined after he admitted to texting himself nude photos from the phone of a woman he arrested last year.  Albert Kuehne was sentenced to two years of probation and has been ordered to pay a 200 dollar fine.  Hennepin County prosecutors originally charged the defendant with felony stalking before reducing the charge to a misdemeanor.  The State Patrol fired Kuehne in October last year.

Mankato Offers Water Conservation Tips

By |2021-08-02T05:40:58-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

As the summer drought continues and area rain levels remain low, it’s more important than ever to conserve water resources. Using less water is important for several reasons: It protects the already limited freshwater resource supply. It saves energy from pumping and transporting water, reducing the carbon footprint. It reduces the cost of water bills. Quality water is precious natural resource. To help protect Mankato’s water resources and help ensure there’s an adequate water supply for the community, the City has implemented an odd-even lawn watering program: When to water Watering for sprinkling and irrigation is limited to every other day [...]

Mankato’s Night to Unite is August 24

By |2021-08-02T05:38:21-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Take part in Mankato’s Night to Unite by registering an event for your neighborhood. Night to Unite is being held 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24. Night to Unite is aimed at: Building community by creating an opportunity to get to know neighbors. Celebrating and strengthening neighborhood partnerships. Strengthening city and public safety relationships with the community through staff engagement with residents.  Raising awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts.

Raw Beef Products Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

By |2021-08-02T05:30:33-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Omaha, NE)  --  More than 295-thousand pounds of raw beef products are being recalled due to E. coli contamination concerns.  The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says dozens of products are being recalled after routine samples showed E. coli had been detected in one of its products.  Health officials say raw beef products have been shipped to processors in Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota.  According to the CDC, E. coli infections are caused by food or water that's been contaminated by feces.  Most strains of E. coli are not harmful, but others can cause problems including pneumonia.

One-year-old Dead, Driver Arrested After Car Rolls Off Bridge In Twin Cities

By |2021-08-02T05:23:37-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Brooklyn Center, MN)  --  A one-year-old is dead after a car rolls off an interstate overpass in the Twin Cities.  The Minnesota State Patrol says a car toppled off Dupont Avenue and onto Interstate-94 in Brooklyn Center early Sunday morning.  The driver and three kids were hurt in the crash, while a one-year-old boy died.  The State Patrol says it believes alcohol was a factor in the crash and the driver has been arrested.

President Of Reserve Bank Of Minneapolis: Recent COVID Surge Worrisome

By |2021-08-02T05:20:18-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A top official at the Federal Reserve says worry about the Delta variant could slow down the economy.  Speaking on CBS' Face the Nation, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari said he still thinks the fall could be a strong time for the economy but it depends how far this current outbreak goes.  When asked about how long it will take for the economy to fully recover to pre-pandemic levels, Kashkari said it could take anywhere from two months to much longer.  He added that he does see the economy recovering sooner than later.  Kashkari said close to nine [...]

An air quality alert for Minnesota is continuing

By |2021-08-02T05:19:00-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

An air quality alert for Minnesota is continuing.  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert Friday for the whole state, and will continue through tomorrow.  The agency says the alert is due to "an unprecedented significant air quality event" related to smoke lingering from Canadian wildfires.  Northerly winds brought more smoke into the state over the weekend, causing air containing fine particles to recirculate over the state.

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