Saturday, August 4, 2012
Voting for Readers' Choice 2012 runs July 23-Aug. 17.
A bouquet of flowers can speak volumes more than words, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Whether it's a senior prom boutonniere, a sheepish "I'm Sorry" bouquet, or a visual treat for guests at your home, the grocery store carnations just won't do. Who do you trust to handle your floral expressions of emotion and style? The following florists have been nominated the best of the best by your communities—now you decide who will receive the Readers' Choice award. Voting runs July 23-Aug. 17. You may vote once per poll. See all the categories for the 2012 Readers' Choice voting round.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Click on the categories below and vote for your favorites.
There is a lot to celebrate about our communities: great family-friendly activities and great local businesses. But who do you think is the best? Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in each one of the categories below. (Click on the links under each category and vote in the poll attached to each article.) Cast your vote by Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever nominee gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nominate your favorite place for a sing-along in northern Dakota County.
When you simply must sing "Dancing Queen" or "Summer Nights" with your friends, where do you go in northern Dakota County? We want to know which karaoke spot is your favorite in town. Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to nominate the best spots in Eagan, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights and the rest of northern Dakota County. Nominate your favorite karaoke location in the comments below. We will take nominations starting this week. Nominations end July 9, and voting will run from July 23 to Aug. 17. Thanks in advance for your participation. See all the categories for the 2012 Readers' Choice.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Click directly on the categories below and nominate your favorites in the comments.
There's a lot to celebrate about Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights and the rest of northern Dakota County: Great parks, great bars, great restaurants. But which do you think is the best? Help Patch determine the best of the best in northern Dakota County by nominating locations in each one of the following categories. (Click on the category and then place your nomination in the comments at the bottom of each article.) We will be accepting nominations until July 9. We also will be adding categories throughout this kickoff week. If you don't see a category you are expecting, return to this page and you may see it. If you think we missed a major category, tell us in the comments. On July 23, come back to vote on which nominee you …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Find out who won our Readers' Choice Poll.
The results of Patch's latest Readers' Choice poll are in, and Gerten's Farm Market has been voted the South Metro's Favorite Garden Center. Gerten's Farm Market was a dark horse in the contest. The business was added to the poll three days after it launched, but enjoyed a late voting surge, eventually overtaking neighboring superstore Gertens, an early favorite. In the end, Gerten's Farm Market took the title, with 50 percent of the vote. Gertens was the runner up, taking 24 percent of the vote. Katie Gerten, manager of Gerten's Farm Market, says that what sets her business apart from the competition is the friendly, one-on-one customer service. "A lot of it has to do with our smaller setting," said Gerten. "We pride ourselves in having …