Voting opens for the fourth annual Name a Snowplow Contest

Make your voices heard – in the 2023-24 Name a Snowplow Contest. Voting is now open, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

MnDOT says there were over 8,000 snowplow names submitted throughout the month of December. That number was then narrowed down by the MnDOT staff to 50 finalists. The eight most popular names will become emblazoned on MnDOT snowplows across the state. One new name for each MnDOT district.

You can vote now on their website. Voting will be open through Sunday, January 28th. Individuals will be able to vote once and select up to eight of their favorite names. Winning names will be announced in late January. Here is a look at the possibilities. Which one best describes our district – District 1?

  1. A Little Salty
  2. A Plow Named Sue
  3. Aaron Brrrr, Sir
  4. Alice Scooper
  5. Barbie’s Dream Plow
  6. Beauty and the Blade
  7. Because Ice Said Snow!
  8. Below Zero Hero
  9. Best in Snow
  10. Beyonsleigh
  11. Blizzard Buster
  12. Blizzard Wizard
  13. Can’t Snow Me Down
  14. Clark W. Blizzwald
  15. Dashing thru the snow
  16. Dolly Plowton
  17. Don’t Flurry, Be Happy
  18. Everyday I’m Shovelin’
  19. Fast and Flurrious
  20. Flake Superior
  21. Flake it off
  22. Frosty the Snowplow
  23. Highway Hercules
  24. I Came, I Thaw, I Conquered
  25. Just Scraping By
  26. Lady Slippery
  27. Land of 10,000 snows
  28. L’Plow du Nord
  29. Make Snowbegone
  30. Minnesnowta N’ice
  31. Miracle on Ice
  32. Oh, For Sleet’s Sake
  33. Oh Snow You Didn’t!
  34. Orange you glad to see me?
  35. Plower Power
  36. Scrape, Rattle and Roll
  37. Shiver Me Blizzards
  38. SKOL Plow
  39. Snowmageddon
  40. SnowMNator
  41. Snow White and the 7 drifts
  42. Star of the North
  43. Storm Rider
  44. Sweet Child O’ Brine
  45. Taylor Drift
  46. The Great MN Plow-together
  47. Waipahiƞte (Dakota word for “snowplow”)
  48. Who let the plows out?
  49. You’re Killin’ Me Squalls

This is MnDOT’s fourth Name a Snowplow contest. “Clearopathra” was the name chosen for District 1 in 2022/23. District 1 received “Duck Duck Orange Truck” in 2020-21 and “No More Mr. Ice Guy” in 2021-22.

In addition to the 24 named snowplows selected through previous contests, MnDOT staff have also helped to name three additional snowplows: Giiwedin-The North Wind; Goonodaabaan-Snow Vehicle (both Ojibwe); and Icamna-Blizzard (Dakota) in acknowledgement of the highways the state plows adjacent to tribal lands.