From Dolly Plowton To You’re Killin’ Me Squalls: This Year’s Hilarious “Name A Snowplow” Contest Winners.

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Every year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation holds an epic and hilarious “Name A Snowplow” contest. Creative folks from all over the state enter the competition to have a snowplow named after their ingenious ideas.


This year, there were eight winners. The winners get to have their names plastered along a snowplow door in one of Minnesota’s eight DOT districts. What an epic celebration!

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The names were creative and quirky, all utilizing some puns to make the titles pop. Let’s look at the winners of the 2024 MDot “Name A Snowplow” contest!

First, we have “Taylor Drift.” In the year of Taylor Swift, it only makes sense to dedicate a snowplow to her.

Then we’ve got “Clark W. Blizzwald.” A nod to one of our favorite Christmas movie characters, with an epic snowy pun.

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The third winner was “Dolly Plowton.” I bet Dolly herself would be pleased to know her name is a winning pun in the “Name a Snowplow” contest.

The next winner took a linguistic approach, using the Dakota word for “Snowplow.” That word is “Waipahinte” — what a great name!

Since Taylor Swift got a shoutout, it’s only fair that Beyoncé also has a snowplow named after her. “Beyonsleigh” is the name on the District 4 snowplow.

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Then, we’ve got “You’re Killin’ Me Squalls,” “Fast and Flurrious,” and “Barbie’s Dream Plow” as the final three winners of the “Name a Snowplow” contest.

What an awesome display of creativity!

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