Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Wild Player

Devin Dubnyk

Simply put, Dubnyk saved the Wild's season. The Wild came into the year with the highest expectations in team history, but shoddy goaltending left the team's confidence in ruins as it slid into last place. Enter Dubnyk, a 6' 5" former first-round pick who had been bouncing around the league over the past 18 months trying to live up to his potential. He was rock-solid, losing only once in his first month as Minnesota's new goalie, leading the team back into the middle of the playoff hunt. In hockey, teams only go as far as their goalie will take them, and Dubnyk's resurrection has Wild fans dreaming once again about a deep playoff run.

Best Weekend Getaway Duluth

Best Twins Player Danny Santana

Best Coach Marlene Stollings

Best Place to Shoot Pool Al's Billiards in Roseville

Best Place to Ice Skate Roseville Skating Center

Best Place to People-Watch Twin Cities Pride

Best Place to Make Out Dowling Studio Lobby

Best Place to Meet Single Men (Gay) The Saloon

Best Place to Meet Single Men (Straight) Sneaky Pete's

Best Place to Meet Single Women (Lesbian) Kitty Cat Klub

Best Place to Meet Single Women (Straight) Sociable Cider Werks

Best Bowling Alley Ran-Ham Bowling Center

Best Place to Do Something for Free Firkin Fridays

Best Way to Stick It to the Man Cards Against Harassment

Best Place to Warm Up When It's Cold Outside The Tropics Trail at the Minnesota Zoo

Best Day Trip Hudson, Wisconsin

Best Local Landmark Mary Tyler Moore Statue

Best Hike Jay Cooke State Park

Best Dog Park Minnehaha Falls

Best Public Park Loring Park

Best Lake Lake Nokomis

Best Bike Trail Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Best Sign of Spring St. Paul Saints

Best Picnic Spot Boom Island Park

Best View Ridgway Parkway Park

Best Place to Jog Fort Snelling State Park

Best Disc Golf Course Hansen Park

Best Mini Golf Course The Links at Dred Scott

Best Place to Sled Como Park Golf Course

Best Place to Do Yoga Yoga Center of Minneapolis

Best Gym Planet Fitness

Best Sports Team Minnesota Wild

Best Sports Podcast The Sportive

Best Timberwolves Player Ricky Rubio

Best Lynx Player Janel McCarville

Best Vikings Player Harrison Smith

Best College Athlete Rachel Ramsey

Best College Recruit Carter Coughlin