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Vote for the Best of the Brainerd Lakes!

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The nominations are in, and now it's time to vote.

The Brainerd Dispatch presents the Best of the Brainerd Lakes contest! During our nomination period nearly 15,000 nominations were cast, resulting in over 1,800 nominees. Official voting opens July 2 and runs through August 21.

Votes will be tallied and winners will be announced in a Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area magazine, published in October 2018.

So now, vote for your favorites! Choose from categories such as best restaurant, drink, spa, newspaper, salon, dealership, contractor—the list goes on and on.

Go to to cast your votes!