Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Radio Personality

Matt McNeil

A mainstay in AM 950’s “Progressive Voice of Minnesota” lineup, McNeil isn’t the kind of theoretical lefty who’s come to symbolize the Democratic Party’s unraveling. He’s a commoner’s liberal, anchored in the old-school pillars of work hard, spend within your means, and push the government to make people’s lives better. Impeach Trump? Get over it. It’s a GOP regime for the next four years. TSA shakedowns in the wake of the Muslim ban? The “immigration court system is wildly tilted against the immigrants, guaranteeing even American citizens get deported,” he warns. At a time when so much political chatter makes listeners tune out and turn off, McNeil invites everyone in to hash things out together.

Readers’ Choice: Mary Lucia

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 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 Twins Player Brian Dozier

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