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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 minnlocal.com

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Best Tire Store Discount Tire

Automotive Best Auto Body Shop Northwest Collision

Best Towing Company Singh Towing - Dayton

Best Auto Repair Shop Central Auto - Osseo Best Domestic Car Dealership Luther Brookdale Best Import Car Dealership Luther Fiat

Best Tutoring Program Mathnasium

Best College Rasmussen College Best Montessori School Step By Step Montessori School

Best University University of Wisconsin Madison Best Vocational School Herzing University

Food & Drink Best Public School Osseo School District 279

Best Asian Que Viet Village House Category Continues

Thank You - Again! Voted “Best Hair Salon” “Best Manicure/Pedicure” Bring this in to receive $5 off your next service or boutique purchase at taj!

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Education

Best Used Car Dealer Luther Brookdale

Best Insurance Agent Adam Menk

Best Oil Change Central Auto - Osseo

Best Teacher Kris Trenary - Hillcrest Community School

Best Business School Minnesota School of Business

Best Bank Americana Bank

Best New Car Salesman Doreen Fischer Luther Fiat

Best Insurance Company American Family Insurance - Roseville

Best Truck Dealership Luther Chevrolet

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“BEST WEIGHT CONTROL CENTER”

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Food & Drink Continued

Best Bakery Jack's Bakery Best Barbecue Q-Fanatic

Best Cup of Coffee Dunn Bros Coffee

Best Italian Sweet Taste of Italy

Best Popcorn Candyland

Best Deli Hackenmuellers

Best Liquor Store Brooklyn Park Liquor

Best Romantic Restaurant Nonna Rosa

Best Desserts 50's Grill

Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Lakewinds Natural Foods

Best Sports Bar Blondie's

Best Dinner Houlihan's

Best Lunch TGI Friday's

Best Steakhouse Pittsburgh Blue

Best Ethnic Nonna Rosa

Best Meat Market Osseo Meat Market

Best Supermarket Lakewinds Natural Foods

Best Hamburger Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Best Mexican La Cetas

Best Wine/Bar Nonna Rosa

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Coldstone Creamery

Best Pizza Broadway Pizza

Best Beer/Bar The Lodge Best Breakfast Perkins Best Brunch Famous Dave's Uptown Best Buffet Old Country Buffet

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“Nothing Speaks As Loudly As

Experience” 651-451-2222

Best Fence Company Brooklyn Center

“Best Clinic” – Brooklyn Center “Best Urgent Care Clinic” – READERS’ CHOICE Awards Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Robbinsdale www.MinnLocal.com

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BEST APPLIANCE STORE!! Best Spa YMCA

Health & Beauty Best Aesthetic Center YMCA

Best Stylist Shanna - Sonja's Salon

Best Fitness Center The Marsh

Best Manicure/Pedicure Taj's Salon

Best Weight Control Center Curves Brooklyn Center

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SERVING SATISFIED CUSTOMERS SINCE 1954!

Best Appliance Store AC Carlson

Best Personal Trainer YMCA

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Best Air Duct Cleaning Residential Heating & Cooling

Best Massage Therapy Massage Land Rosedale

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Best Tanning Total Tanning

Best Hair Taj's Salon

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Home & Garden Continued

Best Art Gallery Robin Gallery Best Arts & Crafts Store Michaels Best Carpet Cleaning Nationwide Carpet Care Best Concrete Company Tom Bolduc Best Deck Company Bjork Construction Best Fence Company Mid west Fence

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Best Fireplace Store Condor Fireplace Spring Lake Park Best Gutter Company Coty Construction

Best Home Improvement Store Menards

Best Window Company New Windows For America

Best Lawn Care Service Allen Property Services

Medical

Best Plumbing Company Geno's Sewer & Drain

Best Handyman Brack's Handyman Best Heating & Air Company Residential Heating & Cooling

Best Landscaping Services Allen Property Services

Best Remodeling Company Boyer Building Best Residential Painting Company A Fresh Look

Best Interior Design Prehn-Wersal Design Best Landscaping & Garden Center Fair's Nursery

Best Roofing Company Timberline Roofing Best Siding Company Western Construction

Voted BEST Apartment Community, BEST Senior Apartments, BEST Assisted Living and BEST Retirement Community in Robbinsdale!

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Voted BEST Senior Apartments in Brooklyn Center & Crystal!

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A leader in senior housing since 1986, Copperfield Hill offers independent living, assisted living, respite care and memory care. • 55+ Community Living • Onsite Nursing Staff 24/7 • Studios, Companion Suites, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available

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Best Chiropractor Brookdale Health Best Clinic Northwest Family Physicians Best Dentist Office Heritage Dental - Brooklyn Park Best Emergency Room North Memorial Best Hearing Center Beltone Category Continues


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Best Hospital North Memorial Best OB/GYN Dr. Cecil Bassett Fairview Maple Grove Best Orthopedic Surgeon Twin Cities Orthopedic Dr. Andrew Arthur Best Urgent Care Clinic Northwest Family Physicians

Best Montessori School

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Real Estate Best Assisted Living St. Therese of Brooklyn Park Best Mortgage Lender US Bank

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Best New Home Builder Centex Best Retirement Community The Crossings Category Continues

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Real Estate Continued

Best Senior Apartments Copperfield Hill

Recreation Best Bicycle Shop Erik's Bike & Board Shop Best Driving Range Edinburgh USA Best Golf Course Edinburgh USA Best Hockey Equipment Store Total Hockey Best Outdoor Water Park Crystal Cove Pool

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Best Place For Children's Party Earle Brown Bowl Best Place To Bowl Earle Brown Bowl

Religion

Style & Fashion

Best Place of Worship St. Adolphus Catholic Church

Best Dry Cleaners Pilgrim Cleaners - Golden Valley Best Jewelry Store Bergstrom Jewelers

Best Place To Gamble Mystic Lake Casino

Best Men's Clothing Store Harold Penner

Best Place To Hear Live Music The Lodge

Best Shoe Store Schuler Shoes

Best Rec Center City of Brooklyn Center

Best Shopping Center Arbor Lakes

Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer Noble RV

Best Women's Clothing Store Fashion Bug

Best Sporting Goods Store REI

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Burnsville 13755 Nicollet Ave S. 952-898-1966

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THANK YOU for voting us the BEST HEARING CENTER in the following cities.... READERS’ CHOICE

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• Blaine/Spring Lake Park • Brooklyn Center • Brooklyn Park • Columbia Heights/Fridley

• Crystal • Eagan • Edina • Excelisor/Shorewood

• Hopkins • Lakeville • Mounds View/New Brighton • New Hope

• Robbinsdale • St. Louis Park • Wayzata/Orono/Long Lake


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Thank You for voting us #1! Best Beer/Bar - Brooklyn Center & Robbinsdale Best Place to Hear Live Music Brooklyn Center & Robbinsdale Best Breakfast - Robbinsdale Best Brunch - Robbinsdale Best Buffet - Robbinsdale

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Thank You! VOTED “Best Import Dealership”

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