Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Lynx Player

Maya Moore

Maya Moore, the G.O.A.T.-caliber Lynx forward who still won’t turn 30 until June, shocked the WNBA when she abruptly announced she would be taking the 2019 season away from the game for family and faith reasons. But the former league MVP—and four-time WNBA champion as a member of the Lynx—had a preceding season full of even more milestones. She was an All-Star selection for the fifth time and went on to win that game’s MVP award. She appeared on the cover of Slam magazine, the first woman to do so since Chamique Holdsclaw in 1998. And the list of achievements goes on. Basketball culture in Minnesota—among the most vibrant in the nation right now—will miss her for the time being, but that only means her eventual return will be that much more exciting.

Readers’ Choice: Lindsay Whalen 

Best Sports Team St. Thomas Football

Best Coach Bruce Boudreau

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best Twins Player Eddie Rosario

Best Vikings Player Adam Thielen

Best Wild Player Matt Dumba

Best College Athlete Kenisha Bell

Best Sports Talk Radio Personality Carl Gerbschmidt

Best Sports Fan Bruce McGuire

Best Sports Highlight Jimmy Butler Trade

Best Sportswriter Courtney Cronin

Best TV Newsperson Maury Glover

Best TV Sportscaster Marney Gellner

Best TV Station KARE 11

Best Radio Station KOOL 108

Best Radio Personality Sean McPherson

Best Columnist Joe Soucheray

Best Podcast 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking'

Best Commercial Samuel L. Jackson scoops litter for Angie Craig

Best Politician Betty McCollum

Best Landmark Minnehaha Creek Bunny

Best Construction Project I-35W

Best Road Cecil Newman Lane

Best Parking Lot TCF Bank Stadium

Best Public Bathroom Kwik Trip

Best Suburb Roseville

Best Sign of Spring Sea Salt Opens

Best Place to People-Watch Como Park Conservatory

Best Local Boy/Girl Made Good Pete Docter

Best Hipster Trend Growing Up

Best Power Couple Mod Sun and Bella Thorne

Best Dressed Stefon Diggs

Best Website Sandy's Tavern

Best Instagram @christophercline

Best Tweeter @LakeSuperior

Best Viral Moment Sidewalk Acorns in Northeast

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Through a Mitten