Polaris Industries Inc. has set a lofty goal of building a $1 billion business by 2018 with a new fleet of small electric and electric-hybrid cars and trucks. The vehicles feature a 5- or 7-horsepower motor and go about 25 miles per hour, the Business Journal reports (with slideshow).
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Electric vehicle test track, education center coming to Eden Prairie
Twin Cities Business reports GE Capital Fleet Services broke ground today on its new electric vehicle center in Eden Prairie -- which will feature a half-mile driving course for consumers to test-drive electric cars and trucks from a variety of manufacturers.
Polaris earnings jump 43% during 2Q, will expand in India
Medina-based Polaris Industries Inc. reported a record second quarter net income of $69.8 million or $0.98 per share, Wall Street Journal reports. The better-than-expected results were driven by double-digit sales growth in all types of vehicles, led by its on-road motorcycles.
2 Metro Transit hybrid-electric buses debut at State Fair
Metro Transit rolled out a pair of hybrid-electric public transit buses at the Minnesota State Fair Friday, which will serve Minneapolis and surrounding communities. The buses -- which mark a first in the U.S. transit industry -- were funded by a $1.2 million federal grant and were built in-state.
Polaris ready to break ground on doubling of R & D center in Wyoming, MN
350 engineers and staff work at Polaris Industries' research and development center in Wyoming, Minnesota. But a spokeswoman says they're too crowded there. They're expected to have twice as much room a year from now, once an expansion that starts next week is done.
Polaris profits leap 39 percent in 3Q
ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles were selling briskly for Polaris Industries Inc., leading a strong third quarter, company officials said Thursday, the Star Tribune reports. Demand was high for Polaris' all-terrain vehicles and Victory motorcycles in North America, and early demand for snowmobile sales surged where there's always plenty of snow – in Russia and Scandinavia.
Polaris profits surge 40 percent in 3Q
Boosted by double-digit sales growth across all of its product lines, Polaris Industries Inc. posted a net income of $94.3 million, a 40 percent jump from $67.6 million in the third quarter a year-ago, the Associated Press reports. The Medina-based all-terrain vehicles maker also lifted its full-year outlook for the third time.
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