Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Radio Personality

Cathy Wurzer

Wurzer. Coffee. Repeat. Such is the morning ritual for so many Minnesota Public Radio listeners, and what a dynamite combo. A native of south Minneapolis, Wurzer boasts Minnesota bona fides as clear as her luminous, engaging voice. The longtime Morning Edition host will read you the news and pepper in celebrity birthdays, sure, but she also endears herself to audiences with an irrepressible love of the North Shore and obvious fascination with the weather. Ya know, like one of us. Wurzer, who also co-hosts TPT’s weekly news show Almanac with ex-husband Eric Eskola, brings all the intelligence we presuppose of public radio personalities, but with none of the pretense. She’s so goddamn pleasant you won’t even turn the dial during pledge drives—kicking in a few bucks to hear Wurzer every morning is a heckuva deal.

Readers’ Choice: Mary Lucia

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Lynx Player Sylvia Fowles

Best Wild Player Eric Staal

Best Twins Player Byron Buxton

Best Timberwolves Player Jimmy Butler

Best Vikings Player Case Keenum

Best Coach Mike Zimmer

Best College Athlete Jordan Murphy

Best Sports Fan Millie Wall

Best Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sportswriter Britt Robson

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Dan 'Common Man' Cole

Best TV Sportscaster Mark Rosen

Best TV Newsperson Jason Matheson

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

Best Podcast 'Gleeman & the Geek'

Best Website Wedge Live

Best Commercial Bauhaus Brew Labs

Best Instagram @maywaver

Best Tweeter @RandBallsStu

Best Viral Moment 'Stranger Things' dino hoodie

Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good Winona Ryder

Best Politicians Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

Best Power Couple Tom Weber and Peggy Flanagan

Best Local Landmark Hahn/Cock

Best Hipster Trend Booze in movie theaters

Best Place to People-Watch Stone Arch Bridge

Best Dressed Jahna Peloquin

Best Suburb Richfield

Best Construction Project Allianz Field

Best Road Pierce Butler Route

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Biking in the winter

Best Parking Lot Stillwater Veterans Memorial

Best Public Bathroom Walker Art Center

Best Sign of Spring Nice Rides deployed