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Orono is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Minneapolis on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The total area of the city is 24 square miles including 16 square miles of land area and 8 square miles of lakes. Orono's population is approximately 7,500.
When Minnesota became a state and western Hennepin County was surveyed and divided into townships, all of Orono south of Watertown Road was located in Excelsior Township, with the area north of Watertown Road being located in Medina Township. The citizens of Orono, few as they were, found the going difficult in having to negotiate the lake in order to transact business in far away Excelsior. So, in 1868, the townships were realigned with everything north of the Narrows becoming part of Medina.
The separate Township of Orono was created out of the southern half of Medina on April 9, 1889. The city was named by Major George Brackett, a native of Orono, Maine, who first used it to designate the area now known as Brackett's Point.
Orono Village was incorporated effective January 1, 1955.
Orono is considered an affluent suburb.
There are four school districts serving Orono: Orono School District - #278, Minnetonka School District - #276, Wayzata School District - #284, and Westonka School District - #277
Parks and Recreation:
Orono contains over 26 park and trail facilities including 4 swimming and recreational beaches. Orono is also home to the Orono Golf Course, the first public golf course in Minnesota iwth grass greens. The area will meet the needs of any outdoor enthusiast.