It's hard to believe, but once again the calendar has rolled around to an event we all love to laugh with and at, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Name A Snowplow Contest!

Don't let Betty Whiteout be alone on the road, let's keep Plowy McPlowFace from getting too big an ego, and I think we all know Ctrl Salt Delete could use a friend.

How Do You Enter A Name in MnDOT's Name A Snowplow Contest?

There was a plow named Betty Whiteout, for real. Getty Images
There was a plow named Betty Whiteout, for real. Getty Images

Fast. That's how you enter a name...because the submissions are only open thru midnight on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.

Click here to submit a name! 

There are some rules, we'll get to those in a minute.

Once submissions close, MnDOT staff "will review all the submissions, select some of the best ideas, and invite the public to vote on their favorites in January 2023." As usual, the eight names with the most votes will end up on a snowplow in each of MnDOT's 8 districts.


Some Basic Rules to Name a MnDOT Snowplow

  • Each person may only submit one name.
  • Submissions are limited to no more than 30 characters (including letters and spaces).
  • Gosh darn it, nothing vulgar, please. Any submissions that include profanity or, other inappropriate language, will not be considered.
  • Politically inspired names (including phrases, slogans or plays on politicians’ names) will not be considered. Naming snowplows is meant to be fun and lighthearted, so we’re going to keep this contest nonpartisan and nonpolitical.
  • Past winning names will not be considered.

Click here to submit a name! 

2020 - 2021 Winning Names

  • Plowy McPlowFace
  • Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya
  • Duck Duck Orange Truck
  • Plow Bunyan
  • Snowbi Wan Kenobi
  • F. Salt Fitzgerald
  • Darth Blader
  • The Truck Formerly Known As Plow

2021 - 2022 WInning Names

Click here to submit a name! 

  • Betty Whiteout
  • Ctrl Salt Delete
  • The Big Leplowski
  • Plowasaurus Rex
  • Scoop Dogg
  • Blizzard of Oz
  • No More Mr. Ice Guy
  • Edward Blizzardhands

See all of last year's finalists here...

LOOK: All 50 2022 MnDOT Name-A-Snowplow Finalists

You can pick eight to vote for, do you have a favorite? Click here to vote,

See over 40,000 lights at Albert Lea's Carter Christmas Lights Show!

Carter Christmas Lights Show in Albert Lea, Minnesota

The Carter Christmas Lights Show is back on and is one of the most magical Christmas displays to see in Southeast Minnesota. Located in Albert Lea, Minnesota, you'll enjoy over 40,000 lights that come to life thanks to popular Christmas songs and many, many computers. See times and more info at the Carter Christmas website.

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