Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Wild Player

Martin Havlat

The former first-rounder has proven to be a tough-minded right winger over the past two seasons for the Wild, helping to buoy the team into NHL playoff contention. A steady 20-goal or more scorer through most of his 10-season North American career, the Czech right winger isn't afraid to mix it up, as past suspensions from the league have proven. Combine that with his speedy skating, great stick handling, and a willingness to feed his teammates (he has more than 30 assists this season), and Havlat makes a strong offensive threat whenever he is on the ice.

Best Sports Team (2015) Minnesota Wild

Best Wild Player (2013) Zach Parise

Best Wild Player (2012) Dany Heatley

BEST WILD PLAYER (2010) Mikko Koivu

Best Beach Hidden Beach

Best Bike Trail Grands Rounds, along the Mississippi River

Best Bowling Alley Bryant-Lake Bowl

Best Boxer Jason Litzau

Best Coach Ron Gardenhire

Best College Athlete Emily Palkert, Concordia University

Best Day Trip Drive around Lake Pepin

Best Golfer Troy Merritt

Best Hike Interstate State Park

Best Ice Skating Lake of the Isles

Best Lynx Player Rebekkah Brunson

Best Outdoors Store Gear West

Best Picnic Spot Boom Island Park

Best Place to Run Mississippi River Road

Best Place to Shoot Pool Grumpy's Bar

Best Place to Walk a Dog Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park

Best Public Golf Course Chaska Town Course

Best Sledding Kenwood Park

Best Swarm Player Ryan Benesch

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Trail Running Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Best Twins Player Joe Mauer

Best Urban Hike Pike Island, Fort Snelling State Park

Best Vikings Player Adrian Peterson

Best Weekend Getaway North Shore

Best Winter Escape Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como

Best Winter Resort Lutsen Lodge

Best Winter Sport You've Never Tried Skijoring