Call for Nominations: Category 1: 2013 Best Minnesota County Seat


Can you name all 4 of these?

Following up on our earlier post, we are inaugurating our call for nominations for the Best of 2013. We have 20 categories. We will roll out 2 per day for the next two weeks. Come voting time, only the entries with nominations will be on the ballot. The winners will be revealed in December.

Category 1: Best Minnesota County Seat.


Minnesota has eighty-seven counties.

Each county has a seat of government.

Some of those are better than others.

Which do you most admire in wonderment?



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9 Responses to Call for Nominations: Category 1: 2013 Best Minnesota County Seat

  1. Jeff November 11, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Grand Marais is a marvel

  2. Brendon Slotterback
    Brendon Slotterback November 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    New Ulm.

  3. Rita Albrecht November 11, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I nominate Bemidji, county seat of Beltrami County. We’re Lumberjack Chic. Know how to enjoy our spectacular natural resources and recreation opportunities and sophisticated too.

  4. Nathaniel November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Mankato, Blue Earth County.

    Here’s the list of MN County Seats:

  5. Peter November 11, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I second New Ulm in Brown County. I would go down there for work and not sure of what your criteria is but it has great downtown district mixed with government and residential.

  6. Dave November 11, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Anything besides the Big Concrete “H”.

  7. Patrick November 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Grant County, of course! Whether its in Elbow Lake or Herman is another question.

  8. Laura Eash
    Laura Eash November 13, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Saint Paul!

  9. Dan November 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm #


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