ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the winners of its inaugural Name a Snowplow contest Tuesday.
One snowplow in each of MnDOT’s eight districts will officially be named this month.
- Plower 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
“We are amazed by the number of creative name suggestions people proposed,” MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher said. “We thank everyone for their votes and participation in this fun contest, and through the process, becoming more aware of our snowplows, the tireless women and men who operate them, and the work necessary to keep our roads safe.”
MnDOT first invited the public to submit names for its snowplow contest in mid-December. After more than 22,000 name ideas were submitted, MnDOT staff narrowed down the list and selected 50 finalists for the public to vote on. These 50 names were determined by considering several factors, including, but not limited to, how creative or unique the name was, whether it would be understandable or identifiable to broad audiences and the frequency of submissions.
The agency says it will share additional information on its social media pages once the snowplows have officially been named and are at work on roads across the state.
Full results of all 50 finalists can be found on MnDOT’s website.