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Car break-in, smashed window, car theft

Orono police alert residents after series of 'smash and grab' robberies

The thieves are targeting cars and stealing valuables left inside.

James Blue

Murder charges filed in crash that killed Mack Motzko, Sam Schuneman

The 51-year-old Orono man is accused of being drunk and driving nearly 100 mph.

Twitter - West Hennepin Police - CR 6 crash Sept 2 2021

Police release details of fatal head-on crash in west metro

A passenger car went off the road, then swerved into the oncoming lane.

Twitter - West Hennepin Police - CR 6 crash Sept 2 2021

At least 1 dead after 'bad crash' in west Twin Cities metro

Authorities expect the county road to be closed in both directions for hours.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver charged in fatal Orono crash released from jail after posting $500K bail

James Blue posted $500,000 bail ahead of his first court appearance.

Motzko and Schuneman

Orono man criminally charged for crash that killed Motzko, Schuneman

He's accused of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he crashed.

Motzko and Schuneman

Police: Orono death crash driver was over twice legal limit, going almost 100 mph

An update has been provided by the Orono Police Department.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver in crash that killed Motzko, Schundeman released from custody

He was released from custody pending criminal charges, according to jail records.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver in Orono crash that killed Motzko, Schuneman is in custody

The 51-year-old reportedly turned himself into police Wednesday.

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Second victim of deadly crash in Orono is identified

The crash also was fatal for the son of Gophers hockey coach Bob Motzko.

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Chris Dennis, Lakes Area Realty

Of the Chris Dennis Group, and Associate Broker at Lakes Area Realty.

road construction

Highway 12 between Orono and Independence closed for 4 months

Crews will be making safety improvements along the "Corridor of Death."

orono high school

Swastika painted on rock at Orono High School

The rock was repainted "within minutes," the superintendent said.

Irwin Jacobs home

Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing millionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.

orono intermediate school

Orono school switches to distance learning after more COVID-19 cases confirmed

Since a positive COVID-19 case was reported last week, four more people have tested positive, a letter to families says.

orono intermediate school

Orono school confirms its first confirmed COVID-19 case of the new year

No other students or staff have reported COVID-19 symptoms.

Lake Minnetonka

6 BUIs, hundreds of warnings for partiers on Lake Minnetonka July 4 weekend

It was "calmer" on the lake this year, but the number of BUIs were up compared to 2019.

Jon Leuer, Keegan Leuer and Steele Simley

Jon Leuer donates 3,200 meals to feed Minnesotans in need

Leuer teamed up with Crisp & Green and Meals on Wheels to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Jacobs estate

Estate sale at Irwin Jacobs' Orono mansion postponed

Unforeseen family circumstances was given as the reason.

Jacobs estate

Gallery: Estate sale at Irwin Jacobs' Orono mansion this weekend

Irwin Jacobs took his own life after killing his wife Alexandra in April.

Orono drops prosecution of homeowner who rented out her dock

The 75-year-old had been renting out the dock to help pay property taxes.

Orono mansion Shoreline Drive 1700

Mansion that was scene of murder-suicide hits market for $12M

The sprawling estate is the former home of Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs.