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Thank You, Readers! You voted and we listened. Hundreds of our readers took time to vote for their favorite community businesses. Everything from the best teacher to the best travel agency, and everything in between. Today, the results are in. Check out all the winners inside or go online at mnsun.com


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Thursday, January 23, 2014– Readers’ Choice

Award Winners List 2014 Quality • Service • Detail • Care • Attention • Leader • Unrivaled • Finest • Outstanding Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected during a six-week voting period by print and online readers

AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Repair Shop Bobby & Steve’s Best Oil Change Bobby & Steve’s Best Used Car Salesman Dan Hegge Best Tire Store Discount Tire Best Auto Body Shop Eden Prairie Collision Best Towing Company Jeff’s Transport Best Car Wash Paradise Car Wash

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Best Accounting Firm Haugen Binion Best Accountant/CPA Kraig Haenke, CPA - Lakeville Best Tax Preparation Kraig Haenke, CPA - Lakeville

EDUCATION Best Private School Benilde St. Margaret’s Best Business School Carlson School of Management Best Principal Conn McCarten EPHS

Best Insurance Agent Marty Bothwell State Farm Insurance

Best Preschool Early Childhood Program

Best Insurance Company Thrivent Financial

Best Public School Eden Prairie High School

Best Credit Union Wings Financial Credit Union

Best Montessori School Eden Prairie Montessori

Best College Gustavus Adolphus College

Best Barbecue Bakers Ribs

Best Teacher Michelle Lindgren Central Middle School

Best Desserts Bakers Square

Best University University of Wisconsin/Superior

FOOD & DRINK Best Popcorn AMC Movie Theater

Best Romantic Restaurant Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Best Catering Buca di Beppo Best Family Dining Buca di Beppo Best Italian Buca di Beppo

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Thursday, January 23, 2014– Readers’ Choice

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Best Cup Of Coffee Caribou Coffee Best Brunch Champps Americana Best Sports Bar Champps Americana Best Supermarket Cub Foods Best Bakery Denny’s Fifth Ave Bakery Best Pizza Detello’s Best Liquor Store Eden Prairie Liquor

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Award Winners List 2014

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Best Massage Therapy Elements Therapeutic Massage Best Colorist Empire Beauty School Bloomington

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Best Cabinet/Countertop Company Affordable Granite & Cabinetry

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Thursday, January 23, 2014â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice

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Best Carpet Cleaning Zerorez

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Best Hospital Fairview Southdale Hospital

Best Dermatologist Dermatology Specialist

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Best Allergist Dr Richard Wyatt

Best Emergency Room Methodist Hospital

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Best Moving Company Barrett/Boulevard Moving

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Best Apartment Community Eden Glen Apartments Best Real Estate Company RE/MAX Results Best Mortgage Lender Ryan Schilling Mortgages Unlimited Best Senior Apartments Summit Place Best Assisted Living The Colony Best Retirement Community The Colony at Eden Prairie Best New Home Builder Toll Brothers

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Best Worship Youth Group Grace Church

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