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Gail Dorfman is the accomplished leader, innovator and public servant who came to mind recently when St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano was speaking at a national conference (and thinking of a photograph of Dan Wilson on a City South Magazine cover). That’s when it first dawned on him: St.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of City South 2018 contest are announced in July, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

Photographer Jeff Liss  writes about his photo Oh, Dear! which won second place in the photo contest’s “Wildlife and Nature” category:

Nestled into the side streets of Uptown Minneapolis sits a large, brick building. It might not stand out among the other brick apartment buildings of the Lowry Hill neighborhood, but for homeless youth and runaways with nowhere else to turn, it can represent safety, hope and a second chance.

Photographer Jo Davis writes about her photo “Lucy” which won first place in the photo contest’s “Pets” category:

Tim and Beth in the Pathways building. Inset: a Word Horse Coaching Card, part of a Pathways practice, including real horses, to "celebrate who you are and where you want to go."

The 2018 Best of City South survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more.

Photographer Mardo Charuc writes about his photo “Winter Beauty,” which won first place in the photo contest’s “Wildlife and Nature” category:

You may not be aware of it in the midst of your frantic holiday shopping, but a phone app called Branch Messenger may be making your trips to the St. Louis Park Target a little more efficient this year.

What’s odd about this picture? Looks familiar, surely—the northeast corner of one of our busiest intersections, Minnetonka Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue. There’s Guzzi’s Barber Shop and the dressmaker’s shop. But what’s that house behind it?  

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Tuesday, March 17
[Arts & Performance]
SMA presents An Evening with Gaelic Storm at 7:30PM on Tuesday, March 17 at The Fitzgerald Theater!
Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April 5
[Arts & Performance]
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).