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What are your favorite things about Kanabec County? Where can you get the best burger? Who is the best local artist? Is your favorite park Kid’s Kingdom or the Library Park? Or is it something else entirely?

Now is the time to share those ideas. Readers of the Kanabec County Times are being asked to help recognize the best of everything from food to shopping to best local sports team.

An online contest, the Readers’ Choice 2020 Best of the Times — Kanabec County, is now in its nomination phase. A ballot with over 90 categories is live at right now.

Readers are asked to nominate their favorites in seven groups: eating and drinking; arts and entertainment; health and fitness; local; services; shopping and sports and recreation. Readers may nominate in as many or as few categories as they like from now through Monday, Aug. 3.

After the nominations are finished, readers will be able to vote for their favorites once a day from Aug. 19 – Sept. 10. The ballot will be in the same spot,

The contest will be conducted exclusively online, with no paper ballots.

As an incentive to readers to nominate businesses, one person who makes a minimum of 20 nominations will be picked at random to receive $100. 

 “There are so many people working hard to make our community what it is,” said Times publisher Jeff Andres. “Sometimes they don’t receive a lot of appreciation for their efforts. When you nominate and vote for someone as one of the best of  Kanabec County – you are making a statement.”

When voting closes on Sept. 10, the results will be tallied and winners will be announced in the Kanabec County Times on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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