Best of

the Twin Cities

Best College Athlete

Ra'Shede Hageman

A Washburn High School product, Ra'Shede Hageman endured a difficult childhood in Minneapolis to rise to stardom as the anchor of Jerry Kill's defense last season. Hageman's 2013 national recognitions include first-team All-Big Ten and third-team All-American, and he also won the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is given annually to the team's most valuable player. Hageman's emergence coincided with his team's success, as the Gophers won eight games for the first time since 2005 thanks in large part to a stout defense led by number 99. A 6' 6", 311-pound physical specimen, Hageman demonstrates strong play that has scouts saying he'll likely be a first round selection in this May's NFL draft.

Best Bike Deal LaMere Cycles

Best Bike Shop The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Avenue

Best Bike Trail Lake Nokomis

Best Bowling Alley Ran-Ham Bowling Center

Best Coach Jerry Kill

Best College Recruit Tyus Jones

Best Day Trip Loop through Stillwater

Best Disc Golf Course Acorn Park

Best Dog Park Lake of the Isles

Best Gym 9Round Fitness & Kickboxing

Best Hike Afton State Park

Best Lynx Player Lindsay Whalen

Best Mini Golf Big Stone Mini Golf

Best Park Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Best Picnic Spot Shadow Falls Park Preserve

Best Place to Do Yoga One Yoga Studio

Best Place to Ice Skate Centennial Lakes Park

Best Place to Jog Chain of Lakes

Best Place to Shoot Pool Grumpy's Bar & Grill

Best Place to Sled Staring Lake

Best Sports Podcast Gleeman and the Geek

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Joe Mauer

Best Vikings Player Adrian Peterson

Best Wild Player Matt Cooke