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Every year, each Tiger Oak community lifestyle magazine title holds a photo contest. For us, it’s called “Picture City South,” and our debut was in 2017. With sincere apologies for the late announcement, winners of our first 2017 Picture City South photo contest follow.

It was the mural on the bus that captivated Jo Davis and her then-7-year-old daughter, Riley. “We wanted to explore it just a little more,” Davis says. Which is what they did, on a day last summer in Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park, while they waited to watch the Parktacular parade.

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:

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Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway
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[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
Sons of Mystro are young violinists made up of brother duo Malcolm, 23, and Umoja, 20, who use their violins to creatively interpret various genres of music; reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations