Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Team

Minnesota Wild

On 40-plus nights during the winter — and hopefully dozens more in the postseason — the Xcel Energy Center is the place where you feel Minnesota's sports heartbeat. Anchored by veteran stars like Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, the Wild roster is loaded with young, budding talent such as Marco Scandella, Matt Dumba, and Charlie Coyle. Only experience stands in the way of the team becoming an NHL powerhouse. And if that isn't reason enough to believe, the Wild play in what is arguably the league's best rink.

Best Wild Player (2013) Zach Parise

Best Wild Player (2012) Dany Heatley

Best Wild Player (2011) Martin Havlat

BEST WILD PLAYER (2010) Mikko Koivu

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 Podcast The Sportive

Best Timberwolves Player Ricky Rubio

Best Lynx Player Janel McCarville

Best Vikings Player Harrison Smith

Best Wild Player Devin Dubnyk

Best College Athlete Rachel Ramsey

Best College Recruit Carter Coughlin