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Best of Central Minnesota 2015

We asked, Central Minnesota answered: Inside you'll find a guide to living the very best life that Central Minnesota has to offer, from dining to drinks and from shopping to services, all chosen by readers of the St. Cloud Times.

To view the 2016 contest winners, go to BestOfCentralMN.com

Winners and stories:

Eats and Drinks

Profile: Old Capital Tavern emphasizes its selections

Profile: Cold Spring Bakery has stayed on top of trends

VIEW WINNERS FOR EATS & DRINKS


Home Sweet Home

Profile: Fairview Gardens grows from 1 greenhouse

VIEW WINNERS FOR HOME SWEET HOME


Services

Profile: Custom Catering takes pride in food, service

VIEW WINNERS FOR SERVICES


Wheels

Profile: A Q&A with longtime Miller Auto owner Tom Miller

VIEW WINNERS FOR WHEELS


Health

Profile: St. Joseph vet clinic handles range of issues

VIEW WINNERS FOR HEALTH


Out and About

Profile: Paramount has long, rich history

VIEW WINNERS FOR OUT AND ABOUT


Education

Profile: Dance studio has a family tradition

VIEW WINNERS FOR EDUCATION


Shopping and Style

Profile: It's a family affair at POPPY

Profile: A successful battle pays off for local brewery

VIEW WINNERS FOR SHOPPING AND STYLE


About the reporters

Learn more about and how to follow Jake Laxen, Frank Rajkowski and Vicki Ikeogu, the reporters behind the Best of Central Minnesota stories. » Read