Best of

the Twin Cities

Best TV Sportscaster

Mark Rosen

After 40-plus years at WCCO, Mark Rosen still brings the heat. Amid the insanity of NFL free agency coverage, Rosey managed to scoop news of Kirk Cousins joining the Vikings, besting national ’sclusie powerhouses like Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport. The 66-year-old local sports legend from St. Louis Park continues to pound his beat with joy, passion, warmth, and humor. He does it on-air at ’CCO, where he serves as sports director, and over the airwaves at KFAN, where he serves as exasperated straight man to The Power Trip Morning Show’s constant volley of dick jokes. Rosey was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Readers’ Choice: Mark Rosen

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 Newsperson Jason Matheson

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

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