Unbeaten Orono Prep For Becker RematchThe Orono Spartans are a football team with great team speed. "We have a couple kick returners, both the running backs and receivers that every time they touch the ball it's exciting because they could go all the way," Coach Jeff Weiland said. They also have a great senior class.
Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing 'The Big 4'October is a great month for the high school sports scene. Every game is big in every sport, and on the Friday night football fields, the sun is down before kickoff. And the playoffs are right around the corner.
Authorities ID 2 Killed In Orono Head-On CrashAuthorities say a 25-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man, both from the west Twin Cities metro, died in a head-on crash on Friday in Orono. Orono police were called to the crash just before 7 a.m. Friday on Highway 12 west of County Road 6.
10 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek's Top 500Newsweek Magazine has released its top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, and 10 from Minnesota made the list. Of those 10, one was able to crack the top 100. Newsweek bases its school rankings on a range of data on those that prepare their students the best for college.
Minnesotan To Meet: Bob Emfield Of Tommy BahamaPalm trees, the smell of coconut oil and a nice loose fitting, comfy shirt. You must be talking about Tommy Bahama! While the company may have a tropical sounding name, its roots are deep here in the tundra of Minnesota!
Multiple Agencies Respond To Orono House FireMultiple agencies responded Friday night to a two-alarm house fire in Orono. Officials say the blaze broke out at a home on the 130 block of Luce Line Ridge. No one was home when five different fire departments arrived at the scene.
Prep Blog: State Hockey, Section Basketball Playoffs Highlight Busy WeekIt’s poised to be an intense and emotional week in St. Paul and around the Twin Cities as the best boys hockey teams in the state hit Xcel Energy Center for one of the best state tournaments around. That, and state tournament bids get handed out for next week’s boys state basketball tournament at Target Center.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsA battle of conference unbeatens and two top 10 teams in boys basketball takes place Friday night in Minneapolis as DeLaSalle hosts St. Croix Lutheran in Tri-Metro Conference action.
Orono Home Destroyed By Fire, No InjuriesAuthorities say there were no injuries but an Orono home is a total loss after a house fire Tuesday night. Crew were called to a house fire on the 3200 block of Casco Circle after a caller reported flames shooting about 30 to 40 feet high from the home.
Minnesota Couple Sentenced In Project SwindleA Wayzata couple has been taken to jail to serve a yearlong sentence for theft that prosecutors say led to a bank's failure. A Hennepin County judge this week sentenced Philip and Virginia Carlson to 21 months in prison. The couple will not have to serve prison time if they remain law-abiding. Judge Lois Conroy also ordered the Carlsons to serve a year in the workhouse.
Excellent Educator: Orono Janitor Ed Glover Does More Than CleanWe've heard the saying "It takes a village." That is especially true when it comes to making sure kids have a good education. That's why this week's Excellent Educator is not a teacher, not a principal but a custodian who is described as the backbone of Orono High School.
Students Sent Home After Bomb Threat At Orono Middle SchoolOfficials with the Orono School District said a handwritten note containing a bomb threat was found at about 8 a.m. Tuesday on the property of Orono Middle School. Students were sent home for the day at about 11:30 a.m.