Vote now for your favorite snowplow names

Voting began Thursday on MnDOT’s “Name a Snowplow” contest.

Nearly 24,000 name suggestions were submitted, and now everyone can vote on up to eight potential names among 50 finalists.

Potential snowplow names include “Giiwedin,” the Ojibwe word for north wind, “Spirit of ’91” and “Lake SnowBeGone.”

In tribute to Minnesota-born musicians, “The Truck Formerly Known as Plow” and “Plowin’ in the Wind” are also among the finalists.

Each of MnDOT’s eight districts will have a newly named plow, with winners announced in March.

Voting is open now through Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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