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the Twin Cities

Best Lynx Player

Sylvia Fowles

This one’s easy. In her MVP-winning third season with the team, Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx to their fourth championship in seven seasons and WNBA-record sixth Finals appearance. Fowles, 32, finished top five in the league in scoring, rebounds, and blocks, plus she led the league in field goal percentage for the fifth time. The 6-foot-6 center continued to deliver during the playoffs, too, posting a double-double in all five Finals games, including 17 points, 20 rebounds, and 3 blocks in Game 5. Fowles was named Finals MVP, a fitting cap to one of the most dominating seasons from a low-post player in WNBA history.

Readers’ Choice: Lindsay Whalen

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

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