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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!

COVID Cases Rise by 404 in MN (June 4)

By |2020-06-04T11:49:32-05:00June 4th, 2020|

Expand All    Contract All 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. 26,273 Total positive cases (cumulative) 404 Newly reported cases 29 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 16 Becker 2 Benton 1 Carver 8 Chippewa 1 Clay 6 Cottonwood 2 Crow Wing 1 Dakota 26 Douglas 1 Freeborn 12 Goodhue 1 Hennepin 128 Isanti 1 Jackson 2 Kandiyohi 5 Lyon 11 McLeod 2 Meeker 1 Mille Lacs 1 [...]

Mankato YMCA Collecting Items for Twin Cities

By |2020-06-04T05:41:59-05:00June 4th, 2020|

MANKATO – The Mankato Family YMCA will be collecting items to be donated and delivered to the Midway (University Avenue in St. Paul) and Blaisdell (South Minneapolis) YMCAs in the Twin Cities. These two YMCAs are in neighborhoods that are in dire need of daily living necessities due to the arson and looting occurring in their area. Local Twin Cities businesses that supply these needs were looted or destroyed, making daily living for those without access to reliable transportation difficult.   The Mankato Family YMCA will be taking donations on Thursday, June 4th, Friday, June 5th and Monday, June 8th in [...]

Motorcycle, Pickup Crash Near Seven Mile Park

By |2020-06-04T05:37:58-05:00June 4th, 2020|

On June 3, 2020, at approximately 3:12 PM, the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 169 southbound at mile marker 59, south of Seven Mile Park. A 2011 Ford pick-up truck operated by Howard Vogel, age 71, of rural Saint Peter was traveling in the northbound lane, turned left crossing into the southbound lanes of traffic directly in front of a 2007 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. The motorcycle was being driven by John Roby, age 65, of Mankato who was traveling southbound. The motorcycle was unable to stop and broadsided the pickup-truck. Roby [...]

Mankato Graduation Ceremonies Air Today (June 4)

By |2020-06-04T05:22:02-05:00June 4th, 2020|

Mankato Area Public Schools will celebrate seniors by broadcasting their graduation ceremonies on Thursday, June 4. Ceremonies for the following Mankato Area Public Schools will air: 5 p.m., East High School 7 p.m., Central High School/Central Freedom School 8 p.m., West High School Commencements can be viewed in a variety of ways, including: Public access KTV Edu/Gov Channel Charter, channel 180 Consolidated Communications, channel 8 Channel streaming at accessktv.org/watch Streaming on the KTV Facebook page Streaming on the Mankato Area Public Schools YouTube Channel Radio Mankato KTOE AM 1420 and 102.7 FM “Our 2020 seniors hold a special place in the district’s history,” says Paul [...]

RibFest Officially Cancelled

By |2020-06-03T11:15:55-05:00June 3rd, 2020|

From VetterStone Amphitheater: Following much deliberation and discussion, we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the 23rd Annual RibFest, originally scheduled for July 30 through August 2, 2020 at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater. In communication with our rib vendor partners, entertainers and sponsors, we came to the agreement that this decision is in the best interest for all involved. Producing an event the size of RibFest takes many months of planning and preparation by our dedicated staff, and with all of the unknowns surrounding the COVID -19 pandemic, we decided cancelling is the right thing to do in the interest [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 372 in MN (June 3)

By |2020-06-03T11:04:40-05:00June 3rd, 2020|

Expand All    Contract All 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. 25,870 Total positive cases (cumulative) 372 Newly reported cases 14 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 26 Beltrami 2 Benton 3 Blue Earth 2 Brown 1 Carver 4 Chisago 3 Clay 4 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 3 Dakota 20 Goodhue 1 Hennepin 142 Itasca 1 Kandiyohi 1 Le Sueur 2 Lyon 6 Mille Lacs 1 Mower 14 [...]

UMN Extension Swine Video: How to butcher a pig for home use

By |2020-06-03T10:50:34-05:00June 3rd, 2020|

Willmar, Minn. (06/02/2020)— The University of Minnesota Extension Swine Team has released a video on how to butcher a pig for home use.  “With COVID-19 causing reduced operations at many pork processing facilities, pig farmers are experiencing a bottleneck of pigs on farms causing them to look for alternative market options,” says Sarah Schieck Boelke, University of Minnesota Extension swine educator. One option is for a farmer to sell a live pig directly to a consumer. “The consumer typically would book an appointment with a local small scale meat processor in Minnesota to get the pig butchered, but the problem,” says [...]

Bike lanes 101

By |2020-06-03T06:57:19-05:00June 3rd, 2020|

For safety, Mankato's bike lanes provide dedicated road space for bicyclists since they and motorists share city streets. There are three types of road markings designed to help bicyclists and motorists determine how to share the road: Solid white lines separate bike and motor vehicle lanes. A white bicycle symbol and arrow are placed at regular intervals on pavement. Lanes with these markings are for bicycles only. Dashed lines are used for advisory bike lanes, which can be shared by bicyclists and motorists. Advisory bike lanes do not narrow travel lanes or reduce roadway space for motor vehicles. They are designed to bring greater awareness to the roadway as a shared space, help reduce vehicle [...]