Welcome to the Best of Central Minnesota, where you get to decide the region's best bets for dining and drinking, shopping and style and living a greater life.
To kick off the 2017 Best of Central Minnesota contest, we are listing all the 2016 nominees. But we need your help to make this truly a Best of Central Minnesota list.
Nominate additional businesses through July 11 and cast votes from July 13 - July 30. We'll announce the winners in September!
The list of businesses will be updated after nominations end on July 11.
Eats: Everyone has a favorite spot for the "best ______ EVER!" What's yours? Vote for the best kid-friendly restaurant in town, the greatest steak place or the best slice of 'za. Give your favorite spot some love and vote.
Drinks: Maybe you love craft beer or maybe you're a wine aficionado. No matter what your drink of choice, quench your thirst by voting for the best in these categories.
Shopping & Style: You always look great and have just the right stuff, so how do you do it? Share your secret sources for clothing, salon services, outdoor gear and even the ethnic groceries that make your dinner table special. All you have to do is vote!
Education: Getting your kids off on the right foot is important to every parent. Show your school spirit by voting.
Health: Choosing members of a health and fitness team for you and your family are some of the most important decisions out there. Who are the best in Central Minnesota?
Home Sweet Home: It's probably the largest investment of your life. Who's the best at helping you find a home and keep it in tip-top condition?
Out & About: Living a greater life isn't just a slogan. So vote for your favorite ways to enjoy Central Minnesota.
Services: You need a team to get everything done. Here's where to vote for your favorite service professionals.
Wheels: You need to get around, and that takes wheels! Who's the best in Central Minnesota at keeping you on the road, the trail or the water?
Pets: They're not only your best friend, they're also a member of your family. Who do you go to make sure Fido and Fluffy stay happy and healthy? Vote for your favorites here.