Best Of Minnesota

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Fair Food-On-A-Stick: Pronto Pup

Each night of the state fair, WCCO will be asking viewers what their favorite part of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. To start it off, viewers told Matt Brickman which food-on-a-stick is the best. And tradition won over as the Pronto Pup came in first.

08/22/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. Paul

WCCO viewers picked their favorite farmers market in the state and the winner just happened to be the location that Zagat named as one of the eight must-visit farmers markets in the county. It’s the St. Paul Farmers Market, a market celebrating 160 years in the making. This is what sets St. Paul apart is the freshness of its products.

08/15/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Mini Golf: The Links At Dred Scott

Where’s the best place in the state to hone in on your short game? WCCO viewers picked The Links at Dred Scott in Bloomington as the best Minnesota has to offer for mini golf.

08/08/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Roadside Attraction

WCCO viewers spoke up and selected their favorite Minnesota roadside attraction. Not unlike Texas, everything seems bigger in Minnesota. From Baudette to Blue Earth, Rothsay to Red Lake, in Minnesota even our balls of twine are larger than life.

08/01/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Trail: Cuyuna Lakes

What’s Minnesota’s best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. “When you’re on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there’s this mine lake down below — crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean — I mean it’s so spectacular,” Jenny Smith said.

07/25/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Drink: The Mojito From Smalley’s

After the week of heat Minnesota’s had, a tall cold drink sounds just about perfect. But what’s the state’s best? WCCO viewers directed Matt Brickman to Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater, Minn.

07/18/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Salad: Crossroads Deli

Now that it’s beach season, maybe you’re trying to eat healthier. So Matt Brickman sought out the best salad in Minnesota, and WCCO viewers sent him to Crossroads Deli in Minnetonka, famous for their strawberry chicken salad.

07/11/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Campground: Boundary Waters

With the Fourth of July just a week away, WCCO viewers picked out Minnesota’s Best Campground. And the Boundary Waters came out on top. After 30 minutes of paddling in search of the campsite, it’s obvious that camping in the BWCA is a little different than at other campgrounds.

06/27/2013

Best Waterpark

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Water Park: Cascade Bay

Now that it’s started to warm up, a lot of us are looking for a way to cool off. That means a trip to the pool, or – even better — the water park.

06/20/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Golf Hole: Edinburgh’s 17th

Minnesota is a state known for golf, with championship-caliber courses everywhere from the Twin Cities to the Iron Range. So picking the single best golf hole to play was a tall order.

06/13/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Small-Town Ballpark: Miesville

In the summer months, small towns in Minnesota are brightened by the sights and sounds of townball. Amateur baseball has been a tradition in this state for almost a century, and for some towns the ballparks themselves are as much an attraction as the game.

06/06/2013

Best Playground

Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Playground: Litchfield’s On Lake Ripley

Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.

05/23/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Patio: Psycho Suzi’s

WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.

05/16/2013

Best Flower Shop

Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Flower Shop

Mother’s Day is almost here. And that means a lot of us will be sending flowers to the women who mean the most to us. WCCO viewers’ choice for Minnesota’s best flower shop is Martha’s Gardens.

05/09/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Doggy Day Care

Our pets aren’t just animals that live in our house, they’re part of the family. And like any family member they deserve the best care.

05/02/2013

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