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A former 10-bedroom home on Main Street in Karlstad, Minn., is being converted to housing for Polaris Industries of Roseau, Minn. Photos by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Polaris tackles housing crunch: Company buys Karlstad property where workers will live

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Karlstad, Minn. - Polaris Industries is buying a former group home in this Kittson County town about 45 miles away from its factory in Roseau.


The snowmobile and all-terrain-vehicle maker needed to find homes for its workers, who must cope with a tight housing market throughout northwest Minnesota.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email or phone. 
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