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Arctic Cat recalls snowmobiles

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Arctic Cat is recalling 19,000 snowmobiles after discovering a flaw in their steering, the Thief River Falls-based company announced Tuesday. The recall is for 2012 models F, XF and M snowmobiles. Continue Reading

Robust snowmobile sales push Arctic Cat shares above expectations

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sales of Arctic Cat snowmobiles were up 61 percent in the quarter ending Dec.31, as orders placed by dealers last spring shipped. Last year’s snowy winter helped spur orders, as did Arctic Cat’s new line-up of 23 new snowmobiles. Continue Reading

Arctic Cat buys back its shares from Suzuki

December 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The stock buyback reduces Arctic Cat’s outstanding shares from 18.4 million to 12.3 million, increasing shareholders’ ownership by about one-third. The company, based in Thief River Falls, funded the purchase with existing cash and expects to end its 2012 fiscal year with more than $60 million cash and no debt, according to today’s announcement. Continue Reading

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Ski-Doo Maker Accuses Arctic Cat of Patent Infringement

December 16, 2011 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – The maker of Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles has accused Thief River Falls-based Arctic Cat of infringing six patents the Valcourt, Quebec-based firm designed starting in 2003, according to the Montreal Gazette. Continue Reading

Arctic Cat recalls nearly 1,400 ATVs over steering issue

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls has issued a safety recall for nearly 1,400 ATVs because of a potential crash hazard. Continue Reading

TRF: Jobs, population discussed during summit

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the midst of a struggling statewide economy, the community of Thief River Falls has a problem other Minnesota cities might wish they had. Continue Reading

Arctic Cat celebrates 50 years with two-day celebration this weekend

July 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For half a century, Arctic Cat has helped its regional consumers make life in unforgiving winters tolerable, if not pure fun. This weekend, as many as 5,000 enthusiasts are expected to show their thanks to the Minnesota-based company. The snowmobiling pioneer turned 50 this year and will be holding a two-day celebration in Thief River Falls. Continue Reading

Arctic Cat celebrates 50 years with two-day celebration this weekend

July 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For half a century, Arctic Cat has helped its regional consumers make life in unforgiving winters tolerable, if not pure fun. This weekend, as many as 5,000 enthusiasts are expected to show their thanks to the Minnesota-based company. The snowmobiling pioneer turned 50 this year and will be holding a two-day celebration in Thief River Falls. Continue Reading

Edgar Hetteen, founder of Polaris and Arctic Cat, dies

February 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Edgar Hetteen, the Roseau, Minn., native known as the grandfather of the snowmobile industry for co-founding the two main manufacturers still making them in northwest Minnesota, died Saturday in a Grand Rapids, Minn., nursing home. He was 90. Continue Reading

At Arctic Cat, Polaris, profits vroom … and the snow helps

January 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arctic Cat and Polaris Thursday both credited new products, growth in international markets and, in Arctic’s case, improvement in that non-recreational side of the business, with significant increases in sales and earnings. They also said a greater willingness to spend by U.S. consumers — some spurred by this winter’s heavy snows — contributed to the robust results. <a href=”http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/191659/”>Continue Reading</a>