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Vote now: Speak up for your favorite Minnesota lake

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Houseboats on Lake Kabetogama.
After thousands of votes poured in, your top 20 most-loved Minnesota lakes are here. Vote now for your favorite.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

We've made it to the first voting round for your favorite Minnesota lake. 

You sent in over 2,100 nominations for 271 different lakes from all across Minnesota (click to see the full list of nominations).

We have now arrived at the top 20 lakes.

"If I ever find a man who can portage heavier loads, chop more wood, or catch more fish, then I'll marry him."

After this voting round, we will cut it down to the final eight. We'll host a performance along the shore of that very loved lake with our friends at TheWaterMain.org

In the meantime, we want to hear from you about why your favorite lake is so dear.

Vote for your top pick from these 20 lakes now: 

All the lakes you nominated as favorites

Cedar Lake
Lake of the Isles
Lake Harriet
Lake Nokomis
Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun
Middle Cormorant
Big Cormorant
Lake Mary
Bad Medicine
Basswood Lake
Green Lake
North Long Lake
West Leaf Lake
Gull Lake
Pelican Lake
Sea Gull Lake
Lake Itasca
Ottertail Lake
Fall Lake
Lake Minnetonka
Lake Saganaga
Lake Lida
Lake Miltona
Long Lake
Square Lake
Bear Head Lake
Lake Melissa
Deer Lake
Black Duck Lake
South Center Lake
Lake Belle Taine
Cherokee Lake
Big & Little Detroit Lake
Fish Lake
Lake Florida
Loon Lake
Big Trout Lake
Leech Lake
Double Lake
Namakan Lake
Eagle Lake
Norway Lake
Big Portage Lake
Whitefish Chain of Lakes
North Lindstrom Lake
Ottertrack Lake
Hoot Owl Lake
Stocking Lake
Lake of the Woods
Lake Six
Farm Lake
Little Boy Lake
Dixon Lake
Sawbill Lake
Dagget Lake
Ten Mile Lake
Coon Lake
Lake Carlos
Big Sandy Lake
Sissebakwet (Sugar) Lake
Lake Sullivan
Lake Roosevelt
Half Moon Lake
Bog Lake
Lake Owasso
Five Island Lake
Pokegama Lake
Elbow Lake
Diamond Lake
Lake Osakis
Frost Lake
Lake Inguadona
Lake Winnibigoshish
Fish Hook Lake
Horseshoe Chain of Lakes
Cross Lake
Big Turtle Lake
Andrusia Lake
Many Point Lake
King Lake
Wabana Lake
Fat Lake
Upper Red Lake
Lake Phalen
Sturgeon Lake
Lac La Croix
Whiteface Reservoir
Birch Lake
Ice Cracking Lake
Omega Lake
Lake Winona
Clitherall Lake
East Battle Lake
Annie Battle Lake
Lake Bemidji
Standpoint Lake
Clearwater Lake
Woman Lake
Gunflint Lake
Star Lake
Ban Lake
Hungry Jack Lake
Bay Lake
Caribou Lake
White Bear Lake
Lake Johanna
Little Pelican Lake
Bear Island Lake
Medicine Lake
Lake Lisa
Games Lake
Knife Lake
Poplar Lake
Lake Mille Lacs
  Insult Lake
Lake Ida
Round Lake
Lake Minnewawa
Girl Lake
Insula Lake
Lake Sylvia
Franklin Lake
Pocket Lake
Lake Shamineau
Detroit Lakes
Crooked Lake
Lax Lake
Sandpoint Lake
Lake Washington
South Turtle Lake
Ojibway Lake
Prior Lake
Pleasant Lake
Lake Andrew
Vermont Lake
Cass Lake
Kekekabic Lake
Little Long Lake
Lone Lake
Ogishgemuncie
Lake Okabeba
Nells Lake
Bald Eagle Lake
White Iron Lake
Shagawa Lake
Lake Windigo
One Pine Lake
Dead Lake
Fenske Lake
Moose Lake
Starring Lake
Lake Waconia
Upper Bottle Lake
Lake Edward
Eagles Nest Lake
West Battle Lake
Grindstone Lake
Garden Lake
Two Island Lake
East Bearskin Lake
Mic Mac Lake
Lac du Roseau
Sand Lake
Lake Beltrami
Lake Sagatagan
Lake Bronson
Christmas Lake
Bracket Lake
Horse Lake
Maple Leaf Lake
Fountain Lake
Lake Jefferson
White Earth Lake
Lake Heilberger
West Pike Lake
Lake Augusta
Ima Lake
Kabekona Lake
Lake Alexander
Le Lac de la Pluie
Como Lake
Big Mantrap Lake
Lake Koronis
Lake One
Jewett Lake
McFarland Lake
Big Sturgeon Lake
Rose Lake
Lake Isabella
Dead Coon Lake
Stingy Lake
Big Jay Gould Lake
Lake Shetak
St James Lake
White Sand Lake
Boulder Lake Reservoir
Crystal Lake
West Rush Lake
Hegman Lake
Wampus Lake
Madison Lake
Big Stone Lake
Pine Lake
Lake Minnibelle
Lake Kawishiwi
Whipple Lake
Lake Jeanette
Raff Lake
Chisago Lake
Clear Lake
Prairie Lake
Snowbank Lake
Potato Lake
Little Saganawa Lake
Lake McCarrons
Fishtrap Lake
Bowstring Lake
Big Bass Lake
Marble Lake
Albert Lea Lake
Schackman Lake
Lake Washburn
Lake Mary
Bad Axe Lake
Northern Light Lake
Lake Amelia
Swan Lake
Hamlet Lake
Nichols Lake
Island Lake
Long Lost Lake
North Star Lake
Lake Alice
Jensen Lake
Black Bear Lake
George Lake
Little Floyd Lake
Ham Lake
Serpent Lake
Ely Lake
Benson Lake
Lake Sarah
Devil Track Lake
Le Homme Dieu
Cedar Bog Lake
Blue Lake
Big Watab Lake
Lake Hiawatha
Hunter Lake
Benedict Lake
Lake Hanska
Bean Lake
Bungling Lake
Mound Lake
Clark Lake
Pequaywan Lake
Lake Lizzie
Big Chippewa Lake
Crow Wing Lake
Hartley Lake
Bennett Lake
Lake Darling
Goose Lake