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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. The selection process will use wide-ranging criteria including your responses to the questions below, 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. Entry details are below.

Thank you for your interest in entering Minnesota Monthly‘s 2017 Best MN Town search. The nomination period has now closed. 10 towns will be chosen as finalists by the editors of Minnesota Monthly, and the winner will be chosen by a panel of three judges and a public vote. The public vote will begin on September 18th, so be sure to come back to bestmntown.com on that date to vote for your favorite finalist!

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