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Minnesota Monthly’s Inaugural Best MN Town Search
Is your town in a beautiful location with wonderful access to nature? Does it have a rich history with a charming downtown? Abundant community gatherings and welcoming residents? Perhaps a lively entertainment scene with arts, culture or great dining options? More importantly, does it have a strong “spirit” of place that makes it a great community to live in and/or visit? Then perhaps your town is the Best Minnesota Town.
Minnesota Monthly is going to shine a spotlight on 2017’s Best Minnesota Town – the town that most embodies the Spirit of Minnesota. The winner — it may be a small village or large city—will be showcased in a multi-page editorial feature, receive a media campaign valued at over $50,000, and have a party thrown in its honor!
The winner and finalists will be chosen by the magazine’s editor, a panel of notable Minnesotans and the people of Minnesota. Our selection process will use wide-ranging criteria including official responses to the Best MN Town questionnaire, qualitative and quantitative research, as well as a popular vote.
No town is too big or too small to submit an entry. In fact, the more entries the merrier – we’ll have even more great stories to share with our readers around state. Plus, it’s free to enter. More entry details and contest rules are here. Still have some questions? Check out our FAQ.