Polaris Lays Off 100 WorkersPolaris laid off 100 salaried workers Monday, half of which are in the Twin Cities. A company spokesperson said Tuesday the demand for snowmobiles and other all-terrain vehicles is down.
Arctic Cat Making $27M Investment At Minnesota FacilitiesArctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities at two locations in Minnesota. The snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer says most of the improvements will be in Thief River Falls where it will add a new production line, along with 39 jobs.
1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Wright Co. Snowmobile AccidentAuthorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened on the shoreline of Ramsey Lake at about 12:51 a.m. near the 5600 block of 33rd St. NW in Maple Lake Township.
Snow Causes Roof Collapse At Ramsey BusinessThe accumulation of heavy snow may have caused the roof of a Ramsey business to collapse early Friday afternoon. According to an employee, workers saw the roof of Pro Power Sports begin to sag, and then they heard rivets pop. All employees were able to escape the building before the roof collapsed, trapping trucks, snowmobiles and other products and equipment.
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!
DNR: Stay Off Ice Near St. Croix Bridge ConstructionThe winter months bring many snowmobilers, ice anglers and other winter sports enthusiasts to the St. Croix River. But this year, they’re finding that there's one area that's off limits. For Guthrie Pritchard, the icy surface of the St. Croix River creates the perfect terrain for four wheels and a sled. "It's fun and I can pull my friends around, and I can throw myself off and wipe out," Pritchard said.
Minn.'s Voyageurs Park Trails Close For SeasonHere's a sign of hope for Minnesotans tired of winter. All trails in Voyageurs National Park in far northern Minnesota have closed for the season because of warm weather.
Wife Hits Husband In St. Louis Co. Snowmobile AccidentA husband and wife from Hanover and a man for Byron were injured in two separate snowmobile accidents Saturday in St. Louis County.
Woman Airlifted After Douglas Co. Snowmobile AccidentA 47-year-old woman was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center after she was involved in a snowmobile accident.
Finding Minnesota: Vintage SnowmobilesAt 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.
Hennepin County Issues Thin Ice AdvisoryThe same week Hennepin County Deputies began patrolling Lake Minnetonka with snowmobiles, a Thin Ice Advisory has been issued. Friday’s advisory will remain in effect for all bodies of water in Hennepin County.
DNR: Though Tempting, The Ice Is Still Too ThinRescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.