MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Polaris 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. They blame the warmer winter and gas prices.

Polaris said it will fill open positions, and is cutting back on hiring temporary and contract workers to further reduce the workforce.

The company is planning to open a new factory in Alabama later this year, despite the layoffs.

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