The two teams will compete in the Dakota Dust-Up Rivalry – 12 games this summer.

(Minot, ND) – North Dakota’s newest sports rivalry has a name. The Minot Hot Tots and Bismarck Larks will compete against each other in the Dakota Dust-Up Rivalry powered by Trusted Tire & Auto.

The Dakota Dust Up draws inspiration from the state of North Dakota being known for its wind and dust storms.

The two teams will play a total of 12 games against each other in the Hot Tots inaugural year. The dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, June 22 in Bismarck at 7:05 PM

  • Friday, June 23 in Minot at 7:05 PM

  • Monday, June 26 in Bismarck at 6:35 PM

  • Tuesday, June 27 in Minot at 6:35 PM

  • Tuesday, July 4 in Minot at 4:05 PM

  • Wednesday, July 5 in Bismarck at 6:35 PM

  • Saturday, July 15 in Minot at 6:35 PM

  • Sunday, July 16 in Bismarck at 5:35 PM

  • Thursday, July 20 in Minot at 6:35 PM

  • Friday, July 21 in Bismarck at 7:05 PM

  • Friday, August 11 in Minot at 7:05 PM

  • Saturday, August 12 in Bismarck at 6:35 PM (final regular season game)

The name was submitted and voted on by both Bismarck Larks & Minot Hot Tots fans. Fans had an opportunity to submit names from April 10 to April 15. Voting on the top three names took place from April 17 to April 28.

The other two options were the 83 Hot Wing Rivalry and the Northern Divide Rivalry.

Trusted Tire & Auto was previously known as Tires Plus – ND. The name change to Trusted Tire & Auto was effective May 1, 2023.

The change comes after 23 years of being Tires Plus. Trusted Tire & Auto is still the same local people, doing the same job – just under a new name. Trusted Tire & Auto has two locations in Bismarck and two locations in Minot. Learn more at

The Hot Tots 2023 season starts on May 29 at home against the St. Cloud Rox.

The best way to see Hot Tots games this summer is with the Hot Dish Memberships powered by Scheels. It includes box seats, all inclusive ballpark buffet for three innings, a jersey, a hat, and exclusive access to year-round events. Memberships equal $25 per ticket and includes 5 total tickets. The home opener only has about 60 seats left available and will be sold out before the first game!

To purchase tickets or get more information about what’s coming up this season, fans can go to

Rivalry Voting

What should the name of the Hot Tots and Larks Rivalry be called?(Required)
How Did You Hear About This Contest?(Required)
Do You Have Your Hot Dish Membership Yet?(Required)

What do I win if my suggestion is picked?

There is only going to be one winner of the Rivalry Naming Contest powered by Tires Plus. We’re taking submissions for both Hot Tot spec-taters and Larks fans and the fan who submits the winning name will win:

  • Your own Replica mini trophy of the Rivalry
  • 4 tickets to a Rivalry Game this summer
  • Free T-shirt featuring the Rivalry Name Design

When will the Rivalry Name be announced?

  • April 10 – April 14: Submissions accepted at
  • April 17 – April 24: Voting on the top 4 submissions at
  • May 1 Rivalry Name will be announced


TIRES PLUS IN MINOT IS CHANGING THEIR NAME! Come back on May 1 to see their new name and the new Rivalry Name!