Exciting news arrived this week from the Minnesota Department of Transportation when they announced that after recently taking new name submissions, the finalists have been chosen and the public voting is open for the 2023-24 Name A Snowplow contest.

According to MnDOT, they received more than 8,000 snowplow name submissions in December. After reviewing all the suggested names, their staff selected 50 finalists for the public voting period, which is open now through Sunday, January 28.

In deciding the 50 finalists, the agency considered various factors, including uniqueness, frequency of submissions, Minnesota-specific ideas, and names that would be easily identifiable and understandable to most audiences.

The 50 Finalists For MnDOT's Name A Snowplow Contest

Below are the names that MnDOT has chosen as finalists for the 2023-2024 contest. As usual, there are some very creative names to choose from so it's a good thing that you can vote for more than one when you cast your vote.

The link to vote is waiting below but first, take a look at this impressive list. Among the clever entries are a reference to Barbie and other movies, Taylor Swift, and even two Alice Cooper-inspired choices.

  • A Little Salty
  • A Plow Named Sue
  • Aaron Brrrr, Sir
  • Alice Scooper
  • Barbie’s Dream Plow
  • Beauty and the Blade
  • Because Ice Said Snow!
  • Below Zero Hero
  • Best in Snow
  • Beyonsleigh
  • Blizzard Buster
  • Blizzard Wizard
  • Can’t Snow Me Down
  • Clark W. Blizzwald
  • Dashing thru the snow
  • Dolly Plowton
  • Don’t Flurry, Be Happy
  • Everyday I’m Shovelin’
  • Fast and Flurrious
  • Flake Superior
  • Flake it off
  • Frosty the Snowplow
  • Highway Hercules
  • I Came, I Thaw, I Conquered
  • Just Scraping By
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  • Lady Slippery
  • Land of 10,000 snows
  • L’Plow du Nord
  • Make Snowbegone
  • Minnesnowta N’ice
  • Miracle on Ice
  • No More Mr. Ice Guy
  • Oh, For Sleet's Sake
  • Oh Snow You Didn’t!
  • Orange you glad to see me?
  • Plower Power
  • Scrape, Rattle and Roll
  • Shiver Me Blizzards
  • SKOL Plow
  • Snowmageddon
  • SnowMNator
  • Snow White and the 7 drifts
  • Star of the North
  • Storm Rider
  • Sweet Child O’ Brine
  • Taylor Drift
  • The Great MN Plow-together
  • Waipahiƞte (Dakota word for “snowplow”)
  • Who let the plows out?
  • You're Killin' Me Squalls

How To Vote For The Name A Snowplow Contest

Voting is open now, but don't wait to cast your vote as it will only remain open through Sunday, January 28. You can click the button below to vote. Keep in mind that you can only vote once and you can select up to eight of your favorite names.

The winning names will be announced in late January. Minnesotans are encouraged to follow @mndot on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on the Name a Snowplow contest, as well as for winter weather alerts, safety messages, project updates, and more.

This is MnDOT’s fourth Name a Snowplow contest. 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 acknowledgment of the highways the state plows adjacent to tribal lands.

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