Winners of MnDOT’s snowplow name contest announced

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced the winners of this year’s Name a Snowplow contest on Tuesday.

More than 8,000 names were submitted to the Minnesota Department of Transportation at the start of the contest back in early December. MnDOT limited entries to one per person and ideas had to be in by 12 p.m. on Dec. 15.

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The top eight names, which will now be given to snowplows across the state, are Taylor Drift, Clark W. Blizzwald, Dolly Plowton, Waipahinte, Beyonsleigh, You’re Killin’ Me Squalls, Fast and Flurrious and Barbie’s Dream Plow.

The 50 finalists were announced last Tuesday, and voting for those names was open through Sunday, Jan. 28.

Among the finalists were “A Little Salty,” “I Came, I Thaw, I Conquered,” “Don’t Flurry Be Happy,” “Flake Superior,” “SKOL Plow,” and “Because I Said Snow!”

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan noted that Waipahinte, which means snowplow in Dakota, was chosen by Minnesotans.

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