Best of the Best 2020

The moment you've all been waiting for!

The Duluth News Tribune's Advertising Director, Megan Keller, and Johnson Carpet One's store manager Mike Yeaton co-host the 2020 Best of the Best awards announcement.

Congratulations to all of our Best of the Best 2020 Northland's People's Choice finalists and winners!

Thank you Northland for 165,743 votes cast this year - thanks to all who participated!

First place winners are reminded to pick up their awards and certificates, Wednesday, September 16 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Harley Davidson located at 4355 Stebner Rd, Duluth. Second place certificates will be mailed directly to the winners.

Click here for the complete results.

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Duluth News Tribune tomorrow for the Best of the Best winners tab!


The News Tribune’s release of its Best of the Best winners contained an error in which no distinction was made between a physician and a physician assistant.

As several readers have mentioned in the past day, there are distinct differences between these two types of medical professionals.

The corrected awards are as follows:

  • Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland, first place for Best Family Practice Physician.

  • Dr. Erin Louks Smith, second place for Best Family Practice Physician.

  • Toni Roberts, PA-C, first place for Best Family Practice Physician Assistant.

Next year’s Best of the Best contest will recognize the role of both physicians and physician assistants in family medicine.

We are deeply sorry for this mistake and any inconvenience it may have caused.

— Rick Lubbers, News Tribune executive editor