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Best of Central Minnesota 2016

We asked, Central Minnesota answered: Inside you'll find a guide to living the very best life that Central Minnesota has to offer, from dining to drinks and from shopping to services, all chosen by readers of the St. Cloud Times.

Winners and stories:

Best overall restaurant

Profile: Old Capital Tavern reigns supreme with 6 wins


Eats

Profile: Kay's Kitchen cooks up success

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Drinks

Profile: The Local Blend offers community with your cuppa joe

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Shopping and Style

Profile: Salvage Sisters is a 'happy place' for antique lovers

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Home Sweet Home

Profile: Benusa Appliance: Striving to be the best since 1972

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Out and About

Profile: Blackberry Ridge celebrates 15 years of success

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Pets

Profile: Sam & Danni's Pet Resort & Spa barks up the right tree

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Services

Profile: St. Cloud Floral blooms large in design scene

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Wheels

Profile: Loyalty, service sets St. Cloud Toyota Scion apart

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Health

Profile: Swenson encourages others to achieve greatness

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Education

Profile: Tiger tradition, legacy strong among alumni

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How has winning changed 'Best Of' businesses?

The Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey may happen just once a year. But the effect of winning the coveted Best Of crown can be seen and felt for years. » Read


A look back at Best of Central Minnesota

The Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey may happen just once a year. But the effect of winning the coveted Best Of crown can be seen and felt for years. » Read


Meet the team

Learn more about and how to follow Vicki Ikeogu, Alyssa Zaczek, Ross Priest and Seth Johnson, the Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey team. » Read