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MN Mom Of Girl Killed In Newtown School Shooting Speaks Out

In the days after Dec. 14, it was hard for Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon to imagine the day they’d be able to talk, even laugh, about their 6-year-old Charlotte. The feisty, smart, happy first-grader was one of 20 students and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

07/24/2013

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Police Search For Missing Orono Teen

A 17-year-old Orono teen is missing, according to authorities. Orono Police are looking for James Joseph (Joe) Kenney. He was last seen in Hopkins driving a forest green Land Rover LR3, license plate number 899-HAE. If you have any information on Kenney’s whereabouts, call Orono Police or your local authorities.

07/06/2013

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Players Mourn Orono Coach’s Shocking, Random Death

Students at Orono are mourning the death of a beloved football and track coach. Bob Perry, 51, collapsed and died Thursday afternoon during middle school track practice.

04/26/2013

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Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage

An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.

04/25/2013

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Orono Students Honor Newtown Victim With Acts Of Kindness

In the chaos of high school, it’s often easy to overlook the small things. At Orono High School, Abbey Saville and Meggie Dumas are doing their best to make sure that doesn’t happen, so they want people to recognize each other with Charlotte’s Challenge.

03/03/2013

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Acts Of Kindness: From Orono, To Newtown

As expected, it’s still too hard for Joann Bacon to open up to the press about her daughter. Her brother, Paul Hagen of Minneapolis, says it’s a slow healing process.

01/28/2013

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Camper Tire Explodes, Sends Mechanic To The Hospital

An auto shop worker is recovering today, after a bizarre accident on the job. The worker was checking out the tires on a camper at the Amstar on Shoreline Drive in Orono, when one of the tires exploded.

10/19/2012

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$4,000 Reward Offered In Orono Squad Car Arson

Authorities are offering a $4,000 reward to help figure out who set two police squad cars on fire in Orono, Minn. Police say an officer pulled into the Orono Police Department on Sept. 14 to find two squad cars fully engulfed in flames.

09/27/2012

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Police: 2 Arrested After Series Of Lake Minnetonka Boat Thefts

Authorities said Thursday that two people have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from boats on Lake Minnetonka.

08/02/2012

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Fatal Crash Involving Semi Near Orono

The State Patrol says there was a fatal crash along Highway 12 near Orono, Minn. Tuesday morning. The crash involved a semi truck and a car.

06/19/2012

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Orono Squads Vandalized With Carp, Spray Paint

Police are looking for the person who damaged three police vehicles overnight using, among other things, dead carp.

06/07/2012

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Police: Car Chase Cuts Through W. Metro, Ends In Crash

Police chased a suspect in a freshly-stolen car Friday morning from Orono to Golden Valley, where the chase ended in a crash, authorities said.

02/10/2012

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Community Spotlight: Orono School’s Chores For Charity

For WCCO-TV’s final Community Spotlight award, we went to Schumann Elementary in Orono.

12/02/2011

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Names Of 2 Killed In Long Lake Crash Released

The Minnesota State Patrol released the names of the people killed in a head-on collision in Long Lake.

08/02/2011

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Police: Head-On Collision Kills 2, Injures 1 In Long Lake

A head-on collision in Long Lake killed two people Monday night and closed Highway 12 as authorities investigate the accident, Orono police said.

08/01/2011

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