Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Instagram


Minnesota Instagram’s all about the Up North aesthetic. Big snowy expanses, alien ice formations, rocky outcrops at magic hour, stars, sea smoke, fall foliage, and aurora. Nathan Klok is a pro at all the classics and more. He bobs between the city and the wilderness, using ephemeral light situations to capture well-trod landmarks and unbeaten landscapes with equal intensity and originality. His Minnesota is pristine, vivid, and alive, spacious where you’d expect clutter, an amalgam of beauty and brutalism. He’s not above hiding in the bushes for the occasional proposal, and seems to be a low-key planespotter. At one point he got a drone and started making long-exposure light paintings with it, which is totally sweet.

Readers’ Choice: @sota_eats

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Best Local Person Made Good Chloe Radcliffe

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Paul 'Meatsauce' Lambert

Best Place to People-Watch Route 18 Metro Transit bus

Best TV Newsperson Ian Leonard

Best Construction Project Dayton's

Best Sign of Spring Way too many people on the basketball court

Best Parking Lot Sauna Village

Best Radio Station KFAI

Best Lynx Player Napheesa Collier

Best Sports Highlight Twins bash 3 HRs to reclaim record

Best Power Couple Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett

Best Sports Fan The 2 people inside T.C. Bear

Best Viral Moment Lil Nas X inspires local tot

Best Sports Team Minnesota Twins

Best Twins Player Nelson Cruz

Best TikTok Creator Chris Udalla

Best Minnesota United Player Ike Opara

Best Vikings Player Danielle Hunter

Best Radio Personality Angela Davis

Best TV Station TPT

Best Wild Player Ryan Suter

Best TV Sportscaster Justin Morneau

Best Local Memes Fragile Canyons

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best College Athlete Rashod Bateman

Best Hipster Trend The Death of 'Hipster'

Best Public Bathroom Varsity Theater

Best Sportswriter Michael Rand

Best Podcast 'Wine & Crime'

Best Landmark Grain Belt Sign

Best Meme It’s a gay bar, Pamela

Best Tweeter @_jazzghost_

Best Road Minnehaha Parkway

Best Columnist Sam Cook

Best Coach P.J. Fleck

Best Website Sahan Journal

Best Suburb Robbinsdale

Best Politician Mitra Jalali

Best Commercial Winona Ryder’s Super Bowl ad