I loved this idea and the name they chose is absolutely perfect

Let me ask you this if you had a chance to own a plow, and I mean a HUGE plow that could roam the streets of Bismarck with ease, first of all, would you give it a name? I certainly would, and this is where creativity starts. For me, I wouldn't name it "Cream Puff" ( no offense Cream Puff fans ). The North Dakota Department of Transportation recently went on a campaign to see who could come up with the most suitable name, or should I say names.

There were 8 districts across the state that proudly gave their plows names

Bismarck wasn't the only city that doled out a plow nickname, I may be a bit biased, but I think WE have the coolest name. According to kfyrtv.com "The North Dakota Department of Transportation Name-a-Plow contest prompted plenty of fun suggestions...The snowplow that will serve the Bismarck District is now known as “Darth Blader.” Obviously, a huge Star Wars fan, the winner of the contest that came up with that brilliant name is Michaela Halvorson. This was a highly contested thirst for who could come up with the best name for the plows in all of the districts. Here is the complete list of the 2021 NDDOT Name-A-Plow Contest winners:

  • Bismarck District: Darth Blader
  • Devils Lake District: Blizzard Wizard
  • Dickinson District: Plowasaurus Rex
  • Fargo District: Below Zero Hero
  • Grand Forks District: Storming Norman
  • Minot District: Truck Norris
  • Valley City District: Orange Thunder
  • Williston District: Plowzilla


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