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2 Sun Readers’ Choice – Thursday, January 26, 2012 – www.MinnLocal.com

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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

“BEST MEAT MARKET”

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Best Oil Change Fairchild's Sinclair

Best Accounting Firm Steve Hauck LLC

Best Tire Store Carl's Tire

Best Bank Citizens Independent Bank

Best Towing Company North Suburban Towing

Best Credit Union Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Best Truck Dealership Brookdale Dodge

Best Financial Planner Kotchi Prosper - Affinity Plus

Best Montessori School Step By Step Montessori School - Plymouth

Best Used Car Dealer Poquet Auto Sales

Best Insurance Agent Fred Johnson

Best Preschool Yellowbrick Road Childcare

Best Used Car Salesman Andrew Horstman Infiniti

Best Insurance Company State Farm Insurance

Best Import Car Dealership Lupient Infiniti

Best Private School Sacre Heart

Banking & Financial

Best Tax Preparation Steve Hauck LLC

Best New Car Salesman Andrew Horstman Infiniti

Best Accountant/CPA Steve Hauck LLC

Automotive Best Auto Body Shop Northwest Collision Best Auto Repair Shop Sipes Best Car Wash Brookdale Car Wash Best Domestic Car Dealership Wholesale Auto Best Gas Station Sipes

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Education Continued

Best PTA International Spanish Language Academy PTO Best Public School International Spanish Language Academy PTO Best Teacher Amy Hoff Monroe Elementary School

Food & Drink Best Asian Canton Garden Best Bakery Wuollet Bakery Best Barbecue Rudolph's Best Beer/Bar The Lodge

Best Tutoring Program Mathnasium

Best Breakfast The Lodge

Best University St. Mary's University

Best Brunch The Lodge

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Best Buffet The Lodge

Best Family Dining The Lodge

Best Catering Pickles

Best Hamburger The Lodge

Best Cup of Coffee Coffee on Broadway

Best Happy Hour The Lodge

Best Deli Hackenmueller Meats

Best Health Food Store GNC

Best Desserts Travail

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Dairy Queen

Best Dinner The Lodge

Best Italian Nonna Rosa's

Best Ethnic Athens Cafe

Best Liquor Store RC Liquor

Best Vocational School Herzing University

Proud to Be in Your Community

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

Thank you readers for choosing North Memorial in the categories of “Best Hospital” and “Best Emergency Room”. We are grateful for your confidence in our care!

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Best Locally Owned Grocery Store Almsted's Fresh Market Best Lunch The Lodge

Best Childcare & Best PreSchool

Best Romantic Restaurant Nonna Rosa's Best Seafood McCormick and Schmick's Best Sports Bar The Lodge

Best Margarita El Toro

Best Steakhouse Murray's

Best Meat Market Hackenmueller Meats

Best Supermarket Byerly's

Best Mexican El Toro

Best Wine/Bar The Lodge

Best Pizza Broadway Pizza

Yellow Brick Road Childcare 16000 41st Ave N • Plymouth, MN

Best Popcorn Regal Theatre

763.519.1675 Thank You for Voting us “Best Dry Cleaners”

Thank You for voting us #1

B E S T R O O F I N G C O M PA N Y ! • Blaine

• Golden Valley

• Spring Lake Park

• Mounds View

• Columbia Heights

• New Brighton

• Fridley

• Robbinsdale

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Health & Beauty

Home & Garden

Best Colorist Ashley - Moxie

Best Air Duct Cleaning Residential Heating & Cooling

Best Fitness Center Bill's Gun Shop

Best Antique Store Cardell's

Best Hair Moxi Salon -Uptown

Best Appliance Store AC Carlson

Best Manicure/Pedicure Sonny's Nails - Maple Grove

Best Art Gallery Robbinsdale Art Gallery

Best Massage Therapy Massage Advantage - Robbinsdale

Best Arts & Crafts Store Michael's

Best Stylist Ashley - Moxie

Best Cabinet/Countertop Company Dakota Surfaces

Best Concrete Company G Gardner

Best Heating & Air Company Kath Heating & Air

Best Deck Company Decks by Joe

Best Home Improvement Store Home Depot

Best Electrician J Z Electric, Inc

Best House Cleaning Green Paws Cleaning

Best Fence Company Team Fence

Best Interior Design Prehn-Wersal Design

Best Gutter Company Coty Construction

Best Landscaping & Garden Center Malmborg's Garden Center

Best Handyman Hansen Home & Lawn Service

Best Lawn Care Service Hansen Home & Lawn Service

Best Hardware Store Ace Hardware

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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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Best Plumbing Company Geno's Sewer & Drain

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Thank You Robbinsdale for Voting Us “Best Auto Repair” READERS’ CHOICE and “Best Gas Station”! Awards www.MinnLocal.com

Best Allergist Dr. Allan Stillerman Asthma & Allergy Specialists

Best Remodeling Company Custom Home Remodeling Best Residential Painting Company A Fresh Look

Best Chiropractor Dr. Ellie Bennett Healthplus Chiropractic

Best Roofing Company The Chuba Company

Best Clinic Robbinsdale Clinic

Best Siding Company Sussel Builders

Best Dentist Office Dr. Malone, DDS

Best Window Company New Windows For America

Best Doctor Dr. Duane Orn Brooklyn Center Physicians Category Continues

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THANK YOU Thank you for voting us #1! BEST REMODELING COMPANY

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BEST CHIROPRACTOR Patients seeking treatment at HealthPlus Chiropractic Clinic with Dr. Ellie Bennett are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology.

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• Golden Valley • Mounds View • New Brighton • New Hope • Robbinsdale

COMPLETE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR REMODELING

Windows • Insulation • Additions • Bathrooms

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Best Emergency Room North Memorial Hospital

Best Pediatrician Dr. Fatima Jiwa Partners in Pediatrics

Best Hearing Center Beltone

Best Pharmacy Target - Crystal

Best Hospital North Memorial Hospital

Best Urgent Care Clinic Northwest Family Physicians

Best OB/GYN Dr. Amy Brown - OGI

OTHER SHOPPING / SERVICES

Best Ophthalmologist/ Eye Care Doctor Dr. Loushin - NW Eye Care Best Optometrist/Eye Glass Store Dr. Edward Augdahl - Pearle Vision Best Orthodontist Dr. Angela Ross - St. Louis Park

Best Book Store Half Price Books - Crystal

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BEST HAPPY HOUR

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Best Beer/Bar - Brooklyn Center & Robbinsdale Best Place to Hear Live Music Brooklyn Center & Robbinsdale Best Breakfast - Robbinsdale Best Brunch - Robbinsdale Best Buffet - Robbinsdale

Best Dinner - Robbinsdale Best Family Dining - Robbinsdale Best Hamburger - Robbinsdale Best Happy Hour - Robbinsdale Best Lunch - Robbinsdale Best Sports Bar - Robbinsdale Best Wine/Bar - Robbinsdale

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BEST ALLERGIST THANK YOU ROBBINSDALE! Medical Continued

Best Tattoo Parlor Tough Luck Tattoo

Best Florist Donato's Floral Best Funeral Home Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home Best Hotel/Motel Super 8 - Golden Valley Best Lawyer/Attorney William Blonigan Best Pet Grooming Royal Pet Best Pet Store PetSmart Best Photographer John Fellman

Dr. Allan Stillerman ~ Best Allergist

Best Toy/Hobby Store Bill's Gun Shop

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Best Veterinary Clinic Broadway-Robbinsdale Vet Hosp.

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Real Estate Best Apartment Community Copperfield Hill Best Assisted Living Copperfield Hill

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Best Mortgage Lender Mark Grunewald

Diagnosis & Treatment of Allergic Disease, Food Allergies, Asthma Patient Care ~ Medical Education ~ Clinical Research

Best New Home Builder TC Homes

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Best Real Estate Agent Lynn Morgan - Edina Realty Best Real Estate Company Lakes Area Realty Best Retirement Community Copperfield Hill Best Senior Apartments Copperfield Hill Best Theatre/Play House Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Recreation Best Dance Studio Anne's Dance Studio

Best Driving Range Edinburgh USA Best Golf Course Begin Oaks Best Gymnastics Northwest Gymnastics

Best Outdoor Water Park Crystal Pool Best Place For Children's Party New Hope Bowl Best Place To Bowl Earl Brown Bowl

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Best Place To Hear Live Music The Lodge Best Rec Center Bill's Gun Shop Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer Noble RV Best Sporting Goods Store Bill's Gun Shop Best Summer Camp Breack

Religion Best Church Choir/Music Program St. Margaret Mary Best Pastor Pastor Pamela Stalheim Lane Faith Lilac Way Lutheran

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Best Place of Worship Unity Christ Church - Golden Valley

Style & Fashion Best Consignment Store Turn Style Consignment Stores Best Dry Cleaners Genies Magic Cleaners Best Jewelry Store Bergstrom Jewelers Best Men's Clothing Store Joseph A Banks

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Best Shoe Store Schuler Shoes Best Shopping Center The Shops at West End Best Women's Clothing Store Talbots

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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Winner of the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Lakeville, Mounds View/New Brighton and St.Louis Park Thank you for the votes!


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