Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Radio Station


In our current political hellscape, putting on news blinders has never felt so good. Why stoke nuclear anxiety on your commute? Tune out by tuning into KFAN (100.3 FM), Minnesota’s surprisingly robust sports-talk frequency. The clichéd bloviations of the format are largely absent on the Fan, which trades Bayless-style hot air for thoughtful analysis, fun personalities, and a true sense of community. Beyond its weekday roster of heavy-hitters, KFAN sprinkles other locally sourced goodies throughout the programming schedule, like Paul Charchian’s fantasy football and video game shows, plus the unbeatable Twins insight of Gleeman & the Geek (see Best Podcast). When it comes to talk radio, KFAN is the obvious afternoon champ, especially considering MPR’s syndication slog and KTLK’s MAGA cheerleading.

Readers’ Choice: 89.3 the Current

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 Personality Cathy Wurzer

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