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Congratulations on being designated as one of Minnesota’s Best!

Whether you’re a Gold, Silver, or Bronze winner, you’re among an elite group voted as the best in the state by those who know best – fellow Minnesotans. Be sure to use this special designation to promote your brand and get the recognition you deserve on this incredible accomplishment.

In 2022, Minnesota’s Best had over 6,700 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 370+ categories. The amazing reader response – more than 750,000 votes – is a testament to how customers, fans, and friends feel about their favorite local businesses and the pride they have for Minnesota.

As a winner, now is the time to celebrate and thank your fans!

Our Winner’s Toolkit will help you get the word out about your wins. Below, you’ll find social media scripts, examples of logo use, and links to our Merchandise site. If you haven’t yet hit the minimum $2,500 spend for logo rights, you can check out our commerce page and utilize Star Tribune’s large reach in a print or digital campaign for your business.

Reach out to your Star Tribune representative for a copy of the 2022 Minnesota’s Best magazine. You can also get one from the Mall of America and select locations at the MSP airport!


Social Media Script:

We’re a winner!

<Company Name> has been voted one of the best and has received a <Gold/Silver/Bronze> award in the <Category Name> category in the state’s premier Readers’ Choice Award program, Minnesota’s Best.

Find us and a full list of winners at


Social Media Best Practices:

Tag us! @votedminnesotasbest on Facebook and Twitter. Using #MNBest will help expand your reach to those who are looking for the best in MN.


Show off your win at the office and around town – shop window clings, plaques, shirts, and more at our MN Best merchandise site. The only official merchandise site for Minnesota Best!

*note that merchandise sales do not count towards logo right minimums*


MN Best logo use examples:

Not sure how to use your logos to announce your wins? Check out these examples from fellow winners in 2021.

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Minnesota’s Best is a Star Tribune Readers’ Choice Award program created by the Advertising Department to support local businesses and is not affiliated with the newsroom.

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