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OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — Polaris Industries Inc. plans to add 89 jobs in the western Wisconsin city of Osceola as it boosts production of Indian motorcycles.

Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian last year and produces the motorcycles in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Engines for both Indian and Victory motorcycles are made at the Osceola plant, which employs about 100.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says Polaris is eligible for $595,000 in tax credits. Gov. Scott Walker calls it “another great jobs victory for Wisconsin” given that Polaris could have chosen Iowa or Minnesota.

The Osceola plant once had a workforce of more than 500. Polaris had planned to close it in 2010 as part of a plan to move some ATV production to Mexico, but decided to keep some workers on in Osceola for motorcycle engines.

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