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Name a Snowplow contest

MnDOT’s Name a Snowplow contest returns!

Name a MnDOT Snowplow. Vote now!

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is excited to announce that the agency’s Name a Snowplow contest is returning for a second year!

Top 50 Finalists for Public Voting

Voting is NOW OPEN! After nearly 11,000 submissions, we’ve narrowed the list down to 50 finalists – and now it’s time to pick your favorites!

Choose up to eight (8) of your favorite names and be sure to submit your votes before midnight on Wednesday, January 26. We’ll announce the winners and their future homes around Minnesota in early February!

Vote for your favorite names

Name a Snowplow contest - previous winners

Below were all 50 finalists and the top 8 in MnDOT’s 2020-21 Name a Snowplow contest with the number of votes each name received.

The top 8 winners

  • Plowy McPlowFace – Metro District
  • Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya – District 4
  • Duck Duck Orange Truck – District 1
  • Plow Bunyan – District 2
  • Snowbi Wan Kenobi – District 6
  • F. Salt Fitzgerald – District 7
  • Darth Blader – District 3
  • The Truck Formerly Known As Plow – District 8


Snowplow name Number of votes
Ain’t Snow Stopping Us Now 7,969
Babe the Orange Plow 7,266
Blizzard Blaster 6,273
Blizzard of Oz 12,665
Blizzard Wizard 8,364
Buzz Iceclear 11,079
C-3PSnow 13,124
Cold Enough for Ya? 4,719
Darth Blader 20,344
Dontcha Snow 13,736
Duck Duck Orange Truck 25,824
Edward Blizzardhands 13,381
F. Salt Fitzgerald 20,699
Fast and the Flurry Less 6,284
Flake Superior 7,671
For Your Ice Only 7,837
Frostbite 4,045
Frosty the Snowplow 9,108
Giiwedin (Ojibwe word for ‘north wind’) 16,041
Goldy Snow-pher 5,645
Ičamna (Dakota word for ‘blizzard’) 14,264
Joe Plow-er 5,958
Justin Moresnow 6,676
Kent Brrr-bek 5,955
King of the North 8,099
Lake SnowBeGone 8,061
Live, Laugh, Plow 8,378
L'Plow du Nord 12,237
Luke Snowalker 8,098
Mary Tyler More Snow 6,306
Minnesota nICE 9,003
No Business Like Snow Business 4,990
Oh Snow You Didn't! 9,518
Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya 29,457
Plow Bunyan 22,016
Plowabunga! 11,226
Plowin' in the Wind 4,803
Plowy McPlowFace 65,292
Princess Kay of the Snowy Way 5,075
Purple Snow 8,829
Raspberry Brrr-et 11,465
Road Carew 6,621
Sir Plows A Lot 16,212
Snow Place like Home 4,346
Snowbi Wan Kenobi 21,568
Spirit of ‘91 9,338
Tator Tot Hotdish 10,554
The Truck Formerly Known as Plow 17,549
The Winterstate 4,135

Note: Individuals were able to vote for up to eight choices, so the final tallies will differ from the overall number of votes. There were a total of 122,435 unique voters.