A former teacher in Ashby, Minnesota has been sentenced to three years in prison for having a sexual relationship while he was teaching in Willmar. A 20 year-old woman told police that she had a relationship with Akerson that began when she was 15 and he was teaching in Willmar.
Gloria Estelle La Valleur Mahar Shemorry, age 90, formerly of Fairmont, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz., where she had lived the past four years and was lovingly cared for by daughter Jennifer and her husband Bob Heathcote. A private service in her memory will be held on the anniversary of her birthday.
A Minnesota State Patrol investigation has ruled suicide as the cause of death in the fatal Dec. 22 chase that ended with a Fergus Falls City Council member being killed in a head-on collision with a parked squad car. Ward 3 Councilor Timothy Rundquist was in control of his 2011 Volkswagen Jetta and intentionally crashed into an Ashby Police Department squad car parked off to the side of U.S. 59, according to a final report prepared by Minnesota State Patrol investigator Sgt.