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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 361 in MN (June 1)

By |2020-06-01T11:02:06-05:00June 1st, 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. 25,208 Total positive cases (cumulative) 361 Newly reported cases 10 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 28 Benton 1 Big Stone 1 Blue Earth 2 Carlton 2 Carver 8 Chisago 1 Clay 4 Cottonwood 1 Dakota 21 Dodge 1 Douglas 2 Faribault 1 Freeborn 8 Goodhue 2 Hennepin 124 Itasca 1 Kandiyohi 1 Koochiching 1 Lyon 1 [...]

Suspect Arrested in Rural Lewisville Robbery

By |2020-06-01T10:08:37-05:00June 1st, 2020|

On Saturday, May 30th at 6:10 pm, Mankato Police Officers and Blue Earth County Investigators arrested 20-year-old Thiyang Biel Gatkuoth at a Mankato hotel in connection to the rural Lewisville robbery. Gatkuoth is being held in the Blue Earth County Jail pending his initial court appearance. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident and anyone wishing to provide information can call the Blue Earth County Dispatch Center at (507) 304-4863.

Region 9 Issues Statement on George Floyd

By |2020-06-01T08:59:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|

The killing of George Floyd on Tuesday and ensuing unrest have ripped open the festering wound of racism that pervades our state and nation. This atrocity reminds us of both the deep inequities in our society and the privileged status many of us hold. I write today because my heart aches for Mr. Floyd, his family, friends, and colleagues. My heart aches for the soul of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota. My heart aches for the millions of Black Minnesotans and Americans who so often live in fear and suspicion of the very institutions that are supposed to serve and [...]

BEC Needs Election Judges

By |2020-06-01T05:26:39-05:00June 1st, 2020|

Blue Earth County is placing a call for eligible residents to serve as election judges on Primary Day, August 11, and Election Day, November 3. Blue Earth County relies on as many as 300 election judges to staff over 25 polling places countywide. To learn more about becoming an election judge or to fill out an application, visit www.becvotes.org/ or call (507) 304-4341.

Escaped Inmate Arrested After Being Seen in St. Peter Area

By |2020-06-01T04:58:03-05:00June 1st, 2020|

The inmate who escaped from the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter has been arrested. Sunday at approximately 1051 AM the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office received a call of a suspicious person looking into the windows of a residence in rural Saint Peter, MN. The complainant advised Nicollet County Dispatch she believed it to be the missing person from the Minnesota Security Hospital. Moments later officers and deputies arrived on the scene and took the party into custody without incident. Officers and deputies confirmed it was the person of interest from the state hospital and identified him as Michael Ray Caldwell, [...]

UPDATE on Mankato/North Mankato Curfew

By |2020-05-30T18:17:13-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Mankato-At 3 p.m., Friday, May 29 an organized rally and demonstration began on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic, and the group eventually made their way to Washington Park, 215 North Fifth Street. There were approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Another group of demonstrators gathered in Riverfront Park, 309 West Rock Street, around 4:30 p.m., and members from both groups (about 500 to 600 people) made their way to the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street. Throughout the day most demonstrators peacefully made their through downtown areas and main roadways in Mankato. Roads including Front Street, [...]

Mankato/North Mankato In Curfew Starting at 8

By |2020-05-30T14:38:41-05:00May 30th, 2020|

It goes from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.  No unnecessary travel allowed. You can leave for work or medical. City officials say they are working with the county attorney's office on possible repercussions should you break curfew.

MN Deaths Surpass 1,000 From COVID 19

By |2020-05-30T12:40:17-05:00May 30th, 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. 24,190 Total positive cases (cumulative) 660 Newly reported cases 30 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 40 Becker 3 Blue Earth 2 Brown 1 Carver 7 Chisago 1 Clay 3 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 4 Dakota 33 Dodge 2 Douglas 1 Faribault 3 Freeborn 7 Goodhue 4 Hennepin 245 Hubbard 1 Kandiyohi 5 Lyon 6 McLeod 1 Meeker 1 [...]