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Polaris Recalls 1,500 Of Its Newest Vehicle

Minnesota-based Polaris is recalling about 1,500 of its new creation: the Slingshot. According to the company, the 2015 models manufactured between Aug. 26 and Dec. 16 of last year, as well as the Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured from Aug. 18 to Dec. 15 are being recalled.


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Polaris Adding 100 Jobs As Part Of $20 Million Expansion

Officials with Polaris Industries, Inc., said Friday they’re adding 100 jobs as part of a $20 million expansion project in Plymouth. The Medina-based company, which makes off-road vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles among other vehicles, is purchasing an existing 120,000 square foot building and will renovate it.


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Local Car Company Debuts Newest Vehicle, The Slingshot

A Minnesota company is making a world debut for its newest vehicle. Polaris has a new spin on the motorcycle and it’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s called the Slingshot and it’s on debut at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Wahkon On Mille Lacs (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. On Jan. 17, the duo headed out to the Mille Lacs town of Wahkon, which is about 90 miles north of the Twin Cities. Frank and Chris say Wahkon reminds them a little of Dorset, which they visited last spring, because of its tiny population and growing reputation for food. There are four restaurants all on about a one-block stretch!


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Polaris 2Q Profit Tops Street, Selling Prices Rise

Polaris Industries’ second-quarter net income rose 15 percent, in part because of higher selling prices and ongoing efforts to lower product costs. The snowmobile and ATV maker also raised its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday for the second consecutive quarter.


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Polaris 4Q Profit Jumps, But Outlook Disappoints

Snowmobile and ATV maker Polaris Industries Inc. on Tuesday said that its fourth-quarter profit climbed 38 percent, as increased sales of its off-road vehicles, motorcycles and gear and accessories more than offset a decline in snowmobile sales.


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Finding Minnesota: Vintage Snowmobiles

At certain times of the year, you will see groups of hot rods cruising down the boulevard. But a lot of Minnesotans enjoy a different type of vintage vehicle.


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Polaris Posts Strong 1Q Results, Shares Up

Polaris Industries Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit jumped 27 percent, boosted by strong sales of off-road vehicles and motorcycles.


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Polaris Adding 89 Jobs In Western Wisconsin

Polaris Industries Inc. plans to add 89 jobs in the western Wisconsin city of Osceola as it boosts production of Indian motorcycles.


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Polaris Industries 3Q Net Income Up 43 Percent

Polaris Industries Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose 43 percent in the third quarter on revenue and market share gains in all of its businesses which include making all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.


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Polaris Closing GEM Plant In Fargo

Polaris Industries plans to close the Global Electric Motorcars plant in Fargo by the end of the year.


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Polaris Buying Global Electric Motorcars

A Minnesota-based maker of leisure vehicles is buying Fargo-based Global Electric Motorcars.


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Baby Boomer Retirements To Transform Rural Minn.

The oldest members of the baby boom generation turn 65 this year. That means big implications for the workforce across Minnesota, but it will bring special challenges to rural areas.


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Edgar Hetteen, Grandfather Of Snowmobiling, Dies

Edgar Hetteen, co-founder of Polaris snowmobiles and founder of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, died at the age of 90.


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Polaris Pull Out Prompts Push Back

There’s a new coalition of business and community leaders aimed at preserving jobs in western Wisconsin. It’s called “Vision 600” and has the goal of creating 600 job opportunities in the region over the next two years.