Voting for Golden Shovel Award Open Feb. 5-16

Feb. 5, 2024 —Mandan will soon recognize businesses and commercial property owners that do a good job keeping walkways free of snow and ice. Nominations for the “Golden Shovel Award” closed Feb. 1. The public nominated the following businesses:
  • Mane Expressions, 220 W Main St
  • Cake Dreams, 300 W Main St
  • NarDawahl’s Tattoo Emporium/Buffalo Gypsy, 122 W Main St

Public voting will take place Feb. 5-16. Vote for the business that’s done the best job keeping sidewalks free of snow and ice so far this winter at

First place will receive the traveling Golden Shovel to proudly display until next winter. The winner will be announced at a future City Commission meeting.

Winter Decorating Award. Railway Credit Union won the 2023-2024 Winter Decorating award and will be recognized at the Feb. 20 City Commission meeting beginning at 5 p.m.

The goal of Mandan’s winter contests is to improve the city’s sparkle, accessibility and pedestrian-friendliness during the winter season.