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 YMCA to Host One-Day Yoga Retreat

By |2023-02-06T08:23:58-06:00February 6th, 2023|

Mankato – The Mankato Family YMCA will be hosting a one-day Yoga Retreat on Sunday, February 12 from 11am – 3pm. The event will include a variety of activities and workshops that will allow members and non-members to enjoy a day of rejuvenation.     “Layla Pappas, one of our yoga instructors, brought the idea to me recently,” says Stacy Jackson, Director of Healthy Living at the Y. They got to work immediately to brainstorm ideas to invite community members into the Y and remind them to slow down and rest.     “I’m excited to bring a wellness experience to the Mankato [...]

Gov. Walz Makes Juneteenth Official Holiday

By |2023-02-06T05:55:51-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Juneteenth is now an official holiday in Minnesota.  Governor Tim Walz signed the bill, saying it'll be a day of "both celebration and understanding."  June 19th marks the end of slavery in the U.S.

Woman Injured After Semi, Pickup Collide Near Albert Lea

By |2023-02-06T05:52:47-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Albert Lea, MN)  --  A woman is injured after a crash between a semi and a pickup truck near Albert Lea.  The tractor and the Chevy Silverado collided on Interstate 35 Saturday morning.  The 58-year-old woman driving the semi was taken to the hospital.  The driver of the pickup was not hurt in the crash.

AHS Rescues 56 Dogs and Cats From Filthy Morrison County Home

By |2023-02-06T05:50:47-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Golden Valley, MN) -- The Animal Humane Society is caring for 56 dogs, cats and other pets rescued from an overcrowded, unsanitary environment in Morrison County.  A-H-S officials say the constant exposure to filth left some with severe upper respiratory infections, skin conditions and dehydration.   The Animal Humane Society is seeking donations to help pay for vaccines, surgeries, behavioral care and food.   No word on when the pets will be available for adoption.

Ramsey County Jail Ordered to Reduce Inmate Capacity

By |2023-02-06T05:48:59-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Ramsey County Adult Detention Center is the latest Minnesota jail being ordered to reduce its inmate capacity.  The Department of Corrections says Ramsey County's failure to meet minimum staffing levels poses an imminent risk of life-threatening harm or serious injury.  Officials say they investigated a complaint that the staff refused to transport those in custody to offsite emergency medical care and one inmate suffered a stroke.   The Beltrami County Jail was also ordered to reduce its capacity last week.

Propane Fire at Winona County Welding Business

By |2023-02-06T05:46:05-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Goodview, MN) -- One employee is recovering from minor injuries suffered in a propane fire at a business in Winona County.  Goodview Fire and Rescue found heavy flames on a loading dock that contained propane cylinders Saturday at Mississippi Welders Supply. Workers evacuated the building and crews used large amounts of water to put out the fire. One employee was treated at the scene by Winona ambulance.  The State Fire Marshal's Office is helping local investigators determine the cause.

Authorities ID 2 of 3 Men in Bloomington Murder-Suicide

By |2023-02-06T05:42:00-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Bloomington, MN) -- Authorities are identifying two of the three men found dead inside a pickup truck Wednesday night in Bloomington.  The Hennepin County medical examiner says 55-year-old Dale Dahmen and 25-year-old Dominick Dahmen of Buffalo both died of multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.   Friends say the father and son were polka-style musicians in a band called 'Dale Dahmen and the Beats.'   Investigators said the three died in a murder-suicide as the result of some business or financial dealings.    The third person involved has not been identified.

Pilot Suffers Minor Injuries in Washington County Plane Crash

By |2023-02-06T05:35:05-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Baytown Township, MN) -- Authorities are trying to determine why a small plane crashed late Saturday afternoon along the St. Croix River south of Stillwater.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the single passenger aircraft crashed in a field in Baytown Township.  The pilot was able to walk to a nearby road to meet responding deputies and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading the investigation.

Silo Explosion and Fire Injures Firefighter in Douglas County

By |2023-02-06T05:27:02-06:00February 6th, 2023|

(Alexandria, MN) -- Authorities in west central Minnesota are investigating a silo explosion and fire near Osakis (oh-SAY'-kiss) that left one firefighter injured.   The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says crews were trying to the put out of the flames Saturday when the top of the silo blew off,  damaging two fire trucks. Deputies say one of the firefighters was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   No other injuries were reported.

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