Best of

the Twin Cities

Best College Athlete

Rachel Ramsey

Hockey teams don't win championships without an oak tree anchoring the blue line. The University of Minnesota Women's hockey team, which just hoisted its third national title in four years, has Rachel Ramsey. The six-foot senior is the total package. Her dad Mike played on the 1980 Miracle on Ice Team. During her first college season, the former Ms. Hockey finalist and Minnetonka Skippers captain, who led her team to the Minnesota Class AA State Championship in 2011, was named to the WCHA All-Rookie team. She's only gotten better. The reigning two-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Year sacrifices her body like she's got a few to spare. On top of that, she rips howitzers, averaging more than a point a game. This year, Ramsey is a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given out to the top female hockey player in the land. When her collegiate career is over, Ramsey's resume will make the argument that she's the best blueliner in Gophers' history.

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 Wild Player Devin Dubnyk

Best College Recruit Carter Coughlin