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A graphic announcing the Southwest Metro Magazine Best of Southwest Metro 2020 winners.

We reveal your top picks for the people, places and things that make the Southwest Metro such a great place to live, work and visit.

When the residents of Alton Senior Living in St. Paul first saw the new brown-and white-spotted visitor walk into their bedrooms, they weren’t quite sure what to make of him.

“Wow, that’s a big dog.”

Not quite.

“Is that a cow?”

No, but that’s a little closer.

Located in the Mill District of downtown Minneapolis, Tiger Oak Media publishes more than 30 regional print magazines, with corresponding digital media, including digital editions, e-newsletters and sophisticated websites.

Early last summer, Roman Merino Franco, fresh out of college and constantly looking for ways to build up his photography portfolio, was driving home from his “day job” and passed the

Don’t miss the fun when the rodeo, ribfest and Red Ribbon Ride hit Waconia on
July 18.

Save your pennies for Chanhassen’s 9th annual penny
carnival. Carnival-goers can explore a mini-midway outside the Chanhassen
Recreation Center. Each of the 13 carnival games costs anywhere from a penny to

“We have some very dedicated people in this community. It’s amazing how many volunteers want to get involved.” 

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