Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Twins Player

Brian Dozier

Yes, picking the best Twin might be akin to choosing the best livestock rustler to take to the prom. With 103 losses last year, the Twins were not just the worst team in baseball; they were the worst team in franchise history. But buried beneath the rubble was a remarkable gem: Brian Dozier. With 42 homers, the second basemen brought a bombardier’s swing that hasn’t been seen in a Minnesota uniform since Harmon Killebrew. Unfortunately, this has placed Dozier on the trading block, where he remains the team’s lone star of value who can be swapped for the promise of renewal. Enjoy him while he’s still in town.

Readers’ Choice: Brian Dozier

Best Coach Brady Starkey

Best College Athlete Kelly Pannek

Best Columnist Lee Schafer

Best Commercial Kinetico Water Softeners

Best Construction Project Vintage on Selby

Best Dressed Emily Eaton

Best Hipster Trend The Discovery of the Razor

Best instagram @exploreminnesota

Best Landmark Turnblad Mansion

Best Lynx Player Maya Moore

Best Parking Lot Victory Ramp

Best Place to People-Watch First Avenue's Halloween Dance Party

Best Podcast In the Dark

Best Politician Gov. Mark Dayton

Best Radio Personality Matt McNeil

Best Radio Station MPR News

Best Road Ayd Mill Road

Best Sign of Spring Kids Flocking to Como Park Zoo

Best Sports Fan Obadiah Gamble

Best Sports Highlight Gwen Jorgensen

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Cory Cove

Best Sports Team Gophers women's hockey team

Best Sports Writer Michael Russo

Best Sportscaster Tom Reid

Best Star in the Making Halima Aden

Best Suburb South St. Paul

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best TV Newsperson Jana Shortal

Best TV Station TPT

Best Tweeter Kyle Matteson (@solace)

Best Vikings Player Linval Joseph

Best Viral Video Grow Food by Appetite for Change

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Attempting the Zipper Merge

Best Website Streets.MN

Best Wild Player Mikael Granlund