ST. PAUL -- Voting is open for the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Name a Snowplow contest.

After receiving nearly 24,000 creative name submissions, MnDOT narrowed the list to 50 finalists for public voting. MnDOT focused on selecting names that were submitted frequently; names that would be easily identifiable and understandable to broad audiences; and names that were particularly unique, creative or Minnesota-specific.

To vote, go to Voting will be open through 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Individuals will be able to vote once for up to eight of their favorite names.

In early March, MnDOT will announce the eight winners and the areas of the state where those named snowplows will be located – one snowplow in each MnDOT District.

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