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Minnesota's Best is all about engaging readers with local businesses like yours. And, we have developed marketing strategies so you can make the most out of it!

We feature over 350 nomination categories, including beauty and fitness, entertainment, shopping, restaurants and bars, agriculture, motors, real estate, health and wellness, recreation, and more.


Nominations are open to any business, according to our rules, that would like to participate. 


Nominations open at Noon on Sunday, February 12, 2023 and are accepted through Wednesday, March 1, 2023. This is your way onto the official ballot! There are NO write-ins after voting starts!

Nominations are fast and simple to enter and there are no limits to the number you can make each day.


We review each entry to ensure that it is a business located in or serving our area.


There is no cost involved to be on the ballot. It is important to promote you and your company. Voting opens Sunday, March 12, 2023 through Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Voters can cast a ballot once each day when voting is in session.

Learn more about opportunities to market & promote during voting.

Download our Free Promotional Assets.


Results will be displayed on  a year-round digital destination and published in a full-size winners magazine. Regardless of how you or your guests and customers visit us, they will enjoy the Minnesota's Best experience.


Our experience is fully indexed by category, winning level and winning year. It includes photos, videos, interactive Google mapping, year-round ratings and visitor reviews!


Expand Your Reach With Hashtags

Hashtags expand the reach of your posts beyond your immediate followers and help you reach new audiences. They also help you create social media discussions, chats, and trends – all of which can help to draw more votes for your business.

Using 1 or 2 hashtags per post can significantly increase the effectiveness of your social media content and help you drive more traffic and conversions.

Use our official hashtag when posting about the contest:


Don't forget to follow and tag Minnesota's Best!

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