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About Orono

Orono is a city on the northern shores of Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The city was named after the Maine town of Orono on the suggestion of earlier residents.

Orono Public Golf Course

This pictorial course was founded in 1924 and has the distinction of being the first public golf course in Minnesota with grass greens. The picturesque nine-hole course has varying topography, elevated greens, mature trees, and a wooded buffer surrounding its perimeter. Orono Public Golf Course offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all levels and is known for its family friendly atmosphere.

#3 Safest City in Minnesota

Orono was voted the #3 Safest City in Minnesota in 2018. This means Orono has, at a minimum, experienced 82% less violent crime than the national average and up to 86% less property crime. Orono has a crime rate of less than one occurrence per 1,000 people. This is a move up from its #10 placement last year.

Orono’s Philosophy

Protect and preserve Lake Minnetonka, its water quality, and its recreational assets. Protect and preserve our many natural resources and open spaces. Preserve our districts urban and rural land use patterns and lifestyles. Preserve our local character and identity.