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THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED. Now it’s time to honor the ‘Best of the Brainerd Lakes’ winners

How many times have people wondered what businesses are the best in the Brainerd lakes? Who has the best pizza? Who is the best Realtor? Where is the best grocery store? The list goes on forever.

And over the years anyone could make the claim for being the area’s best. But, thanks to the first “Best of” contest sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch/Echo Journal, the voters have spoken. And today we announce the winners from a total of 138,200 online votes cast to determine the top three finishers in 117 categories.

We appreciate everyone’s votes as the feedback helped us recognize the area’s best.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and especially to the top three finishers in each category. Enjoy reading about the 2018 Best of the Brainerd Lakes winners.