Prairie Magic is getting to be a popular apple here. My trees aren’t producing yet, but I’ve tried it at apple tastings the past two years. It gets bigger than a lot of other apples as grown here, and has decent flavor though it’s sweeter than I prefer. The ones I’ve had were not really soft, but not particularly crisp.
I’ve seen Hazen a few times, but don’t have notes on it. I didn’t care for it.
Carroll has some big fans in this area. It was pretty sweet - too sweet for me. Again, the ones I’ve sampled weren’t particularly crisp.
Norland is probably the most commonly grown apple in this area. They are very hardy, vigorous, and productive. They tend to be smallish as grown here. I like their flavor early on. They are great to eat off the tree, but don’t keep at all. After hanging on the tree a bit more they start seeming too sweet for my tastes.
My favorite apples I had at the last couple apple tastings were Zestar and Silken. Silken is the most crisp apple I’ve had that was Alaska grown, and it had great flavor, though I hear it isn’t as productive as a lot of other apples. Our region lately has had zone 4-5 winter temps, so don’t know if Silken would be hardy enough for you.