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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 513 in MN (Sept. 22)

By |2020-09-22T11:26:48-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

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. 91,422 Total positive cases (cumulative) 513 Newly reported cases 10 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 3 Anoka 38 Becker 2 Beltrami 2 Benton 1 Big Stone 1 Blue Earth 7 Carver 3 Cass 4 Chippewa 1 Chisago 5 Clay 7 Clearwater 1 Crow Wing 4 Dakota 39 Dodge 7 Douglas 5 Faribault 1 Freeborn 3 Goodhue 8 Hennepin 99 Houston [...]

Minnesota State Mankato to Waive New Undergraduate Student Application Fees in October

By |2020-09-22T11:57:01-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

Minnesota State University, Mankato is participating in “Minnesota State Week” and “College Knowledge Month” during October as part of a statewide effort to provide new undergraduate students opportunities to apply for admission for free during the month while also hosting college visits during the month. Minnesota State Mankato is waiving its $20 application fee for new undergraduate students who apply for admission any time during the month of October.

Candidates for Mankato City Manager presentations and interviews scheduled for September 24 and 25

By |2020-09-22T11:23:19-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

Public presentations Candidates for the position of Mankato City Manager are scheduled to do a public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 24. Because of COVID-19, in person space is limited; however, the public may attend via Zoom by contacting Renae Kopischke at 507-387-8690. Candidate interviews The Mankato City Council will conduct City Manager interviews on Friday, September 25. View council agenda. Public access to these meetings is restricted to comply with state health guidance during COVID-19. Media access to Friday meetings may done by registering by email with Renae Kopischke or by phone at 507-387-8690. Presentations and interviews will be recorded.

South Central Region SBDC is SBA’s Minnesota 2020 Small Business Development Center of Excellence

By |2020-09-22T06:17:51-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named the South Central Small Business Development Center as the Minnesota 2020 SBDC of Excellence. In recognition of National Small Business Week, SBA’s Minnesota District will recognize its 2020 state winners at local events in the weeks ahead. Hosted by Minnesota State University Mankato, the SBDC is led by Regional Director Mike Hahn and Program Manager Jill Krosch and provides one-on-one, confidential consulting, help to find and secure the capital, and an array of training sessions at no cost or nominal cost to established businesses and start-ups.

COVID Cases Rise by 937 in MN (Sept. 21)

By |2020-09-21T11:28:33-05:00September 21st, 2020|

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. 90,942 Total positive cases (cumulative) 937 Newly reported cases 4 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 2 Anoka 46 Becker 4 Beltrami 3 Benton 4 Big Stone 2 Blue Earth 13 Brown 7 Carlton 6 Carver 10 Cass 5 Chippewa 5 Chisago 14 Clay 16 Crow Wing 7 Dakota 87 Dodge 2 Douglas 13 Fillmore 3 Freeborn 6 Goodhue 4 Grant [...]

Local Elections Guide

By |2020-09-21T06:13:18-05:00September 21st, 2020|

The profiles of regional candidates running in the November 3 election, provided by the candidates themselves, are now available online at greatermankatoelections.com. Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information and respond to an online questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective including the following areas: Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position Views on key issues and impact The role of public office and promoting business vitality and economic development Fiscal responsibility Open communication and accountability Compromise and consensus   Candidate profiles are available for the following races:      US Representative 1stDistrict [...]

Stay informed using Mankato Area Public Schools’ COVID-19 dashboard

By |2020-09-21T05:28:33-05:00September 21st, 2020|

Stay informed about confirmed COVID-19 cases using Mankato Area Public Schools' (MAPS) COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated regularly. Most recently a case has been confirmed at West High School. As new cases are confirmed, the information will be posted to the dashboard. In all cases, school staff will work closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to identify anyone who has contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. Due to data privacy, names will not be released.

Mankato Area Public Schools selected for Agricultural Diversity and Leadership/Technical Skill Challenge pilot program

By |2020-09-18T11:21:31-05:00September 18th, 2020|

Mankato Area Public Schools and its school-based Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) education teaching team has been selected as a pilot school for the Agricultural Diversity and Leadership/Technical Skill Challenge (ADLTS) program. The district will receive more than $8,500 over the next three years to support and implement the three-component AFNR model for 400 students at Mankato Area Public Schools' East and West high schools, which includes classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised hands-on agricultural experience and agricultural youth organization leadership experience. Teachers will be provided continuous support and development from the Minnesota FFA and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). ADLTS is a partnership between MDE, Minnesota FFA, and the University [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 1,099 in MN (Sept. 18)

By |2020-09-18T11:15:08-05:00September 18th, 2020|

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. 87,807 Total positive cases (cumulative) 1,099 Newly reported cases 8 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 60 Becker 2 Beltrami 3 Benton 13 Big Stone 2 Blue Earth 14 Brown 6 Carlton 6 Carver 19 Cass 3 Chippewa 3 Chisago 6 Clay 13 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 8 Dakota 51 Dodge 6 Douglas 10 Fillmore 7 Freeborn 15 Goodhue 7 Hennepin [...]

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