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Orono is the safest city in Minnesota

It charted Minnesota’s 84 cities with populations over 10,000 ... Vacant lots can go for as much as $385,000, and starter homes begin at just below $400,000. Multimillion-dollar shacks are the rule rather than the exception. Big Lake offers a much ...

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But beware the mean streets of Bemidji, Minnesota's most crime-ridden city (relatively speaking). Matthew Stinar 0 If you’re one of those guys who’s scared to go to Olive Garden without a gun, Orono is calling youIt’s the safest city in Minnesota, according to the latest FBI crime stats. 0 And if you can’t afford Orono, you could always move to Big Lake, Rosemount, Farmington, or Hibbing, which land at 2-5, respectively. The rankings were calculated by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade group representing alarm companies and contractorsIt charted Minnesota’s 84 cities with populations over 10,000, giving extra weight to violent crimes (felony assault, murder, rape, and robbery) as opposed to property crimes, and factoring them on a per capita basis. Orono sailed away with the top spot, recording a mere three violent crimes in 2017Big Lake, located northeast of Monticello, finished second with 15Rosemount finished third with 24. Rounding out the Top 10 were South Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Lino Lakes, Lakefield, and Northfield. There appears to be no singular link between demographics and safety, though the entire Top 10 share at least one of two traits: They’re either affluent or they sit in the exurbs and beyond, apparently too far away for the feloniously inclined to drive. Alas, taking up residence in the former won’t come cheapThe median-priced home in Orono runs a daunting $715,000Vacant lots can go for as much as $385,000, and starter homes begin at just below $400,000Multimillion-dollar shacks are the rule rather than the exception. Big Lake offers a much better deal for the safety-conscious on a budgetIts median home price is just $215,000, which will buy you a styleless yet perfectly respectable house in a subdivisionBut Big Lake’s also 40 miles from Minneapolis, meaning your commute may require extra provisions and a team of Sherpas every time it snows. If both of these options prove unsuitable, the better move might be to simply avoid the most crime-ridden citiesThe 10 worst, in order: Bemidji, Brainerd, Minneapolis, Cloquet, West StPaul, Roseville, Duluth, StCloud, Maplewood, and StPaul. Then again, Minnesota’s violent crime rate is among the 10 lowest in the nationWhich means that “worst,” in this case, is a very relative term   Comments (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Related The black depths of Harry Hayward, murderous rogue of Minneapolis Dear Republicans: How much did my Aunt Shelley's life cost? Charges: Missouri man tried to trade Super Bowl LIVE tickets for sex with kids Once the shame of the suburbs, Maplewood quiets its critics Lawsuit: Delta 'platinum' customer groped woman on flight to Minneapolis Stearns County sheriff: Prison population, crime rate 'only complicated for liberals' Happening Today I Am Somali: Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities Feb20 at Minneapolis Institute of Art AMVETS Post #5: Photographs by Xavier Tavera Feb20 at Minnesota History Center Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 Feb20 at Walker Art Center Energy: Made Here Launch Party Feb20 at Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis SEE MORE EVENTS Stay Up to Date With CityPages News Newsletter Sign Up Subscribe On Facebook Follow On Twitter Free Stuff Enter to Win Tickets to Prince Live on the Big Screen Enter to Win Tickets to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Enter to Win 2 Tickets to Keith Urban with Kelsea Ballerini Enter to Win 4 Tickets to Linger On - A Tribute to Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries More from News Employees say Prime 6 is already behind on paychecks 8:30 a.m. by Mike Mullen Was Al Franken the victim of a Twitter bot conspiracy? 7:00 a.m. by Jacob Steinberg There’s a jet ski frozen on StAnthony Falls 4:43 a.m. by Susan Du Survey: Half of U.Saware we hosted the Super Bowl, 37 percent think we looked cool February 19 by Jay Boller Scary Highway 52 clip is why you don't drive right behind a dump truck [VIDEO] February 19 by Mike Mullen Sponsor Content var pran = Math.floor(Math.random() * 99999999999); var ppstn = "ENTER_PLACEMENT_ID_HERE"; var purl; if (screen.width > 768) { purl = "//"; document.write(""); document.write(""); purl = "//"; document.write(""); document.write(""); } if (screen.width "); } About Contact Us Careers Staff Ad Index Advertise Digital Marketing Services Privacy Terms

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