Weather Forecast


Woman gets jail time for Rush Lake, Henning burglaries

Burglaries at Rush Lake and Henning resulted in the conviction and sentencing of a woman from Prior Lake, Minn.

Stephanie Rae Schmitt, 21, was sentenced to 90 days in Otter Tail County Jail on March 15. Credit for time already served is 62 days. A court fine amounts to $500.

Court records state that Schmitt conspired with two males to enter buildings at Rush Lake last year without consent and to commit crimes involving illegal transfer of property. Stolen items included a weed whacker, chainsaw, boat motor, lawn mower and others.

Thefts in Henning occurred at storage lockers.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent