Local News

  • Alpine teams head to tourney - 02.18.2018
    For the second time ever, both the Orono Girls and Boys Alpine Ski teams qualified for the MSHSL State High School Ski Meet. The tournament will be held at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, MN, on Feb. 14th.> <>
  • Keg & Cork event slated - 02.18.2018
    Normally the last place you’d expect to go for a drink would be a local Catholic school. However, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is hosting a fundraiser that will do Jesus’ miracle two better. Not only will there…> <>
  • Swimmer, divers take runner-up status - 02.17.2018
    The Orono Mound Westonka (OMW), Boys Swim & Dive team delivered a solid performance at the Wright County Conference (WCC), Championship in Hutchinson on Feb. 10th. The team finished first in five of the 12 events and finishing second in…> <>
  • Alpine skiers finish regular season, ready for tourney - 02.17.2018
    The Spartans competed in their final regular season event Friday evening at the Mound Westonka Leopold Haglund Wrestling Invite. The Spartans crowned one Champion, had one other earn runner up honors, while eight more placed.> <>
  • Police pitch in on Super Bowl protection - 02.17.2018
    For the duration of Super Bowl week the Orono Police Department served as dignitary protection for the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, and his son Jonathon Kraft the Team President. The police were paid by the New…> <>
  • White Hawks boys hockey team wins on Senior Night - 02.16.2018
    On a rare Monday game, Feb. 5, the Mound Westonka High School boys hockey team traveled to face off against conference rivals the New Prague Trojans. Another rarity, the White Hawks did not play poorly but also did not play…> <>
  • Headed to State - 02.16.2018
    Twelve very competitive teams, including the powerhouses of Armstrong, Hopkins and Wayzata, gathered at Theodore Wirth Park on Feb. 5 for the Section 6 Nordic Skiing Championship. In 16 degree temperatures, under clear skies and skiing on natural and man-made…> <>
  • Birch's is going to the dogs - 02.16.2018
    Back by popular demand, Siberian huskies will be paying a visit to Long Lake’s Birch’s on the Lake this Sunday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purebred Siberian huskies come from a group called Silent Run Adventures,…> <>
  • Unified teams play at halftime - 02.15.2018
    On Friday, Feb. 2, the Spartans boys basketball team hosted Hutchinson but for many, it was the game played at halftime that stole the show as Orono’s Unified basketball teams took center court and played in front of an energetic…> <>
  • Team captures third place in the ‘Squirtacular’ tourney - 02.15.2018
    The Orono Squirt A Hockey Team captured third Place in the 32 team field “Squirtacular” Tournament held at the Schwan’s Super Rink on Jan. 18-21st. The team won five of the six games played with aggressive offense, stellar defense, and…> <>
  • ‘Flannel Madness’ takes over Long Lake - 02.15.2018
    What makes a Minnesotan? That “yeah, sure, you betcha” attitude? Wearing shorts and flip flops in 15-degree weather? Making time year-round to enjoy one of our 10,000 lakes? For the Long Lake community, it’s flannels. The Long Lake Chamber of…> <>
  • Wrestler competes in frosh league tourney - 02.14.2018
    Freshman Lance Munsterteiger competed in the Ninth Grade League state tourney on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Champlin Park. Munsterteiger won his first round match with a 6-1 victory over Isaiah Brown of Rogers, but fell to eventual runner-up A.J. Aitkin…> <>
  • Paulsen visits Plymouth mosque for community discussion - 02.14.2018
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  • North Shore Gymnastics hosts Iceberg Open - 02.14.2018
    North Shore Gymnastics held its 22nd Annual John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion on Jan. 25-27, hosting over 530 boys representing 35 different teams from across the country. During the afternoon session on Saturday of…> <>
  • High school teacher of the year plans presentation - 02.14.2018
    Mound Westonka High School was honored when their own English teacher Corey Bulman was selected as Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year for 2017. Now, Bulman plans to present the message he has given in speaking engagements across the state this…> <>