Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Power Couple

Tom Weber and Peggy Flanagan

In the #MeToo era, it’s nice to see a prominent media figure lose his on-air gig for a good reason. The best one: He fell in love. In January, Minnesota Public Radio host Tom Weber announced he’d started dating Rep. Peggy Flanagan (DFL-St. Louis Park), a second-term representative and a candidate for lieutenant governor. In disclosing his relationship, Weber sacrificed his role as host of a popular weekday morning show. (He is still employed by the station, and has been reassigned to cover non-political topics.) Within their respective fields of local media and politics, Weber is among the most authentically likable personalities, and Flanagan is among the only—witness her singing “Purple Rain” on the House floor after Prince’s death. It’s maybe the first time people have said, “They deserve each other,” and meant that as a compliment. 

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Lynx Player Sylvia Fowles

Best Wild Player Eric Staal

Best Twins Player Byron Buxton

Best Timberwolves Player Jimmy Butler

Best Vikings Player Case Keenum

Best Coach Mike Zimmer

Best College Athlete Jordan Murphy

Best Sports Fan Millie Wall

Best Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sportswriter Britt Robson

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Dan 'Common Man' Cole

Best TV Sportscaster Mark Rosen

Best TV Newsperson Jason Matheson

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

Best Radio Personality Cathy Wurzer

Best Podcast 'Gleeman & the Geek'

Best Website Wedge Live

Best Commercial Bauhaus Brew Labs

Best Instagram @maywaver

Best Tweeter @RandBallsStu

Best Viral Moment 'Stranger Things' dino hoodie

Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good Winona Ryder

Best Politicians Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

Best Local Landmark Hahn/Cock

Best Hipster Trend Booze in movie theaters

Best Place to People-Watch Stone Arch Bridge

Best Dressed Jahna Peloquin

Best Suburb Richfield

Best Construction Project Allianz Field

Best Road Pierce Butler Route

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Biking in the winter

Best Parking Lot Stillwater Veterans Memorial

Best Public Bathroom Walker Art Center

Best Sign of Spring Nice Rides deployed