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Best Timberwolves Player

Ricky Rubio

The Timberwolves' season fell into the dumpster around the time Rubio suffered an ugly ankle injury in early November. Without his underrated defense and otherworldly passing, the Timberwolves limped to a 6-36 record while the boyishly handsome Spaniard recovered. When Rubio returned, the difference was immediate — and stark. The Timberwolves promptly ripped off a three-game winning streak and played several of the NBA's best teams to close, hard-fought losses. The contrast demonstrated the obvious impact a competent point guard can have on a basketball team. When healthy, Rubio is breathtakingly creative, demonstrating a savant's basketball sense with flurries of no-look passes.

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 Lynx Player Janel McCarville

Best Vikings Player Harrison Smith

Best Wild Player Devin Dubnyk

Best College Athlete Rachel Ramsey

Best College Recruit Carter Coughlin