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Best Lynx Player

Rebekkah Brunson

While the Lynx this year mirrored the playoff drought of their Timberwolves counterparts, Minnesota newcomer Rebekkah Brunson was having the season of her life. Acquired from Sacramento in the dispersal draft, six-year vet Brunson came in second in the league in rebounding (10.3 per game) while tallying a dozen double-doubles (sixth in the WNBA). For the campaign, Brunson would chart career bests in minutes, blocks, assists, and boards. Those marks earned her an All-Star selection pitting WNBA standouts against Team USA. Brunson's stats may take a dip in '11 as the Lynx see the return of injured Candice Wiggins and surely select Connecticut's Maya Moore with their number-one overall selection in April's draft, but the forward looks to be an integral part of what could be the team's most impressive roster in their 12-year history.

Best Lynx Player (2013) Seimone Augustus

Best Lynx Player (2012) Seimone Augustus

Best Coach (2012) Cheryl Reeve

BEST LYNX PLAYER (2010) Seimone Augustus

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 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 Wild Player Martin Havlat

Best Winter Escape Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como

Best Winter Resort Lutsen Lodge

Best Winter Sport You've Never Tried Skijoring