Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Team

Minnesota Lynx

The 2017 Vikings campaign was the most exciting—and, ultimately, the most heartbreaking—season Minnesota sports fans experienced in years. But considering the Vikes’ narrowly missed chance to play in the Super Bowl at home, Cheryl Reeve’s dynastic Lynx once again deserve this category. In October, the team won their fourth WNBA championship in seven years (matching the Houston Comets for most WNBA titles) and appeared in the Finals for a record sixth time. The 2017 Finals series was a rematch of the previous season’s, but this time the Lynx defeated Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks. Though MVP-winning center Sylvia Fowles led the team, there was no shortage of support: Lynx staples Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, and Seimone Augustus all made the Western Conference All-Star team.

Readers’ Choice: 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 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