In the early 18th century Lake Minnetonka was a secret to almost everyone except the Native Americans, although they were never permanent settlers around the lake. Today, Lake Minnetonka is the 10th largest lake in Minnesota; it has over 14,000 acres of water with more than 100 miles of shoreline. Lake Minnetonka is also the most heavily-used lake in Minnesota.
Many individuals, businesses and groups who have Navarre connections are contributing maps, pictures, stories and support to the Navarre History Story.
Orono's corporate history dates to 1858 when Minnesota became a state, and western Hennepin County was surveyed and divided into townships.