Minnesota Monthly Announces 10 Finalists in 2018 ‘Best MN Town’ Search

Public Voting Now Open at BestMNTown.com.

Minneapolis (September 17, 2018) — Which town best embodies the “Spirit of Minnesota?” That’s the question Minnesota Monthly seeks to answer. Earlier this summer, hundreds of towns — from small villages to large cities — were contacted with the opportunity to enter the second annual Minnesota Monthly “Best MN Town Search.”

Dozens of towns heeded the call and submitted impassioned entries that included details on the town’s history, geographic and cultural challenges and opportunities, beloved landmarks, diversity, community events and resources, and outstanding citizens, as well as photos and videos.

Now, it is up to the citizens of Minnesota to cast their vote from the Top 10 finalists as chosen by the editorial team of Minnesota Monthly: Eden Prairie, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, New Ulm, Northfield, Roseville, St. Cloud, Wabasha, Waconia, and White Bear Lake.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite town on BestMNTown.com through 5 p.m. on October 12, 2018. Each person will be allowed to vote up to 10 times per day. The public vote will make up 25% of the score for each finalist, with 75% coming from a panel of notable Minnesotans.

The panel includes: Doug Loon, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Rick Kupchella, Informed Engagement Network; and Kate Roberts, senior exhibitor developer for the Minnesota Historical Society.

The winner and three finalists will be announced in person at Minnesota Monthly’s “Best of Minnesota Party” on December 5, 2018.

The winner of Minnesota Monthly Best MN Town Search will receive a multi-page editorial feature, an advertising campaign valued at more than $50,000, and a party in their town.

For more information on the Best MN Town Search and to vote, visit BestMNTown.com.

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(Press release from Minnesota Monthly)