Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Talk Radio Host

Cory Cove

Cove technically isn’t the host of The Power Trip, weekday mornings on KFAN 100.3 FM. It’s a three-man show with Paul “Meatsauce” Lambert and Chris Hawkey. But make no mistake: Cove is the maestro of the operation. His skill set isn’t his intimate knowledge of the Wolves’ defensive woes or the Vikes’ salary cap situation. Cove’s genius is that he understands the job. As he admits, it’s the “stupid” things and remembering to make people laugh. He’s the conductor of the dudes’ locker room orchestra, masterful in weaving the banter through fart jokes, the opposite sex, and Reno 911! in no particular order.

Best Coach Brady Starkey

Best College Athlete Kelly Pannek

Best Columnist Lee Schafer

Best Commercial Kinetico Water Softeners

Best Construction Project Vintage on Selby

Best Dressed Emily Eaton

Best Hipster Trend The Discovery of the Razor

Best instagram @exploreminnesota

Best Landmark Turnblad Mansion

Best Lynx Player Maya Moore

Best Parking Lot Victory Ramp

Best Place to People-Watch First Avenue's Halloween Dance Party

Best Podcast In the Dark

Best Politician Gov. Mark Dayton

Best Radio Personality Matt McNeil

Best Radio Station MPR News

Best Road Ayd Mill Road

Best Sign of Spring Kids Flocking to Como Park Zoo

Best Sports Fan Obadiah Gamble

Best Sports Highlight Gwen Jorgensen

Best Sports Team Gophers women's hockey team

Best Sports Writer Michael Russo

Best Sportscaster Tom Reid

Best Star in the Making Halima Aden

Best Suburb South St. Paul

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best TV Newsperson Jana Shortal

Best TV Station TPT

Best Tweeter Kyle Matteson (@solace)

Best Twins Player Brian Dozier

Best Vikings Player Linval Joseph

Best Viral Video Grow Food by Appetite for Change

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Attempting the Zipper Merge

Best Website Streets.MN

Best Wild Player Mikael Granlund