Best of Scene Winners

Best of Southern Minnesota winners are featured here. The winners are also featured each year in the November print edition of Scene, located throughout Southern Minnesota.

2018 Best of Southern Minnesota Winners List

November 15, 2018

Another year, another enormous voting turnout for the Southern Minn Scene Magazine Best of Southern Minnesota competition. We continue to be amazed and grateful for the amount of interest shown by you, the readers, in our little (not so little, though) annual competition. But not just your interest – it’s also your participation. In all…Read More

BEST OF AWARDS – MISCELLANEOUS: Best Community Event Defeat of Jesse James Days

November 12, 2018

Spanning several days, starting on the anniversary of the famed attempted bank robbery by the James-Younger gang, the Defeat of Jesse James Days brings thousands of people to Northfield to experience a variety of entertaining events. T.J. Heinricy, former coordinator for the DJJD events, noted that this is the third largest celebration in Minnesota, and…Read More

BEST OF AWARDS – MISCELLANEOUS: Best Movie Theater Cannon Valley Cinema 10

November 12, 2018

Movies are back in Rice County. In November, Red Wing owners Chris and Amber Brown open Cannon Valley Cinema 10 in Dundas. The Browns, who also operate Red Wing Cinema 8, met their initial timeline by opening on Thanksgiving weekend. “We’re just excited to get it open,” Chris Brown said. “We’re just concentrating on getting all the…Read More


November 12, 2018

The “hub of Red Wing” since 1875, the St. James Hotel’s traditional class and elegance make it the best hotel in Southern Minnesota. Situated on the Mississippi Riverfront in Red Wing, the St. James was originally opened by a group of businessmen looking to accommodate Red Wing’s busy business needs. In its 143 year history,…Read More

BEST OF AWARDS – MISCELLANEOUS: Best Downtown Northfield

November 12, 2018

Northfield is known as a hub for arts and culture. This town has a historic, famous and endearing feel, complete with easy access to shops, restaurants and parks. Downtown Northfield has a uniquely peaceful vibe – its leisurely atmosphere makes visitors want to linger and causes residents to continue calling it home. Bridge Square is…Read More

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