MnDOT “Name a Snowplow” contest results are in

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the eight new snowplow names for each of the state’s MnDOT districts.

“Plowy McPlowFace has eight new friends, including Betty Whiteout and Ctrl Salt Delete,” wrote the release.

Nearly 60,000 votes were cast for the light-hearted contest.

The Bemidji-area’s district, District 2, will have a plow dubbed “The Blizzard of Oz.”

The complete list of winners are, in order of vote totals, are:

  • Betty Whiteout— District 8
  • Ctrl Salt Delete— District 7
  • The Big Leplowski— District 4
  • Plowasaurus Rex– Metro District
  • Scoop Dogg— District 3
  • Blizzard of Oz— District 2
  • No More Mr. Ice Guy— District 1
  • Edward Blizzardhands— District 6.

More information will be shared on social media as the names are placed on the plows.


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