Lisa Schwarz, St. Cloud Times

Lisa Schwarz

St. Cloud Times

Minnesota, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

St. Cloud area heads straight to summer with heat wave on the way

The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 70s and 80s this week for Central Minnesota, with 90s possible in some parts of the state → Read More

Stephenson sentenced to 40 years in prison in Red Carpet stabbing

The sentence was the longest allow by Minnesota law, prosecutors say → Read More

Minnesota holiday travel outlook: Clear roads, cold nights

The National Weather Service has no rain or snow in the forecast through Saturday → Read More

Prost! Here's where to celebrate Oktoberfest around Central Minnesota

With deep roots in Germanic territories (and brewing traditions), few places embrace Oktoberfest quite like Central Minnesota. Here's where to find it → Read More

Benton County has had no new COVID-19 cases for more than week

Vaccination rates in all three area counties have declined dramatically from the peak in April → Read More

One killed in motorcycle crash at Veterans Drive and 25th Avenue North

No other vehicles were involved and the victim was not immediately identified by police. → Read More

Heatwave sets two St. Cloud records this weekend — and the hot, hot, hot weather isn't going anywhere soon

Aside from 90-degree temperatures, Central Minnesota also needs rain to catch up to normal mark for this point in the year. → Read More

New Minnesota COVID-19 cases hit lowest level in months on Saturday

55% of Stearns County residents 16 and older have had at least one dose of the vaccine; 42% in Sherburne, 38% in Benton → Read More

Summer of travel: Minnesota businesses expect significant recovery

In Minnesota, the $16.6 billion leisure and hospitality industry took a $7.1 billion hit in 2020. The largest declines were in lodging where revenues fell 37% → Read More

Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks will kick off Summertime By George

Details about the return of the Summertime By George summer concert series in St. Cloud are beginning to emerge. On Thursday, the Rotary Club of St. Cloud announced that Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks will open the weekly concert series at Lake George from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. The concerts will take place weekly through Sept. 1. The full lineup of bands is expected May 25. Under state… → Read More

12 new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota, half among residents younger than 70

A Sherburne County resident was among the new victims reported Friday by MDH → Read More

St. Cloud metro area sees huge spike in applications for weapons permits

Last year, permit holders were convicted of 3,110 crimes, but the permitted weapons were usually not involved. → Read More

St. Cloud area's spring comes early with warmer temperatures ahead of schedule

Plus, February records and the winter snowfall summary → Read More

St. Cloud area sees its first COVID-19 death in more than a week

The latest case pushes the Stearns County death toll to 201; about 8.2% of tri-county residents are fully vaccinated → Read More

St. Cloud to Destin: Allegiant announces new Florida destination

The new route is expected to operate twice weekly, on Sundays and Thursdays. → Read More

No new COVID deaths reported Sunday in St. Cloud area

About 2.8% of Minnesotans - 156,638 people - had completed the vaccine series as of Friday → Read More

One of the mildest Januarys on record in St. Cloud gives way to arctic cold this weekend

An Arctic air mass arrives overnight Thursday, pushing highs around zero for the weekend. → Read More

Man dead in Eden Lake Township farm accident

Moving bales, a skidloader accident claims man's life → Read More

Could be worse: 3-5 inches of snow, but ice to the south

The system marks the end of temperatures that were running about 15 degrees above normal for the season → Read More

A Community Thrives: Help St. Cloud-area nonprofits win big grants

Your donations help push local organizations closer to major grants from St. Cloud Times' parent company → Read More