Polaris honors a legend during Profit Sharing Week


March 11, 2023

Mike Bedard and Patty Bennett pictured with the 1996 XLT snowmobile

by Jeff Olsen

It's been over a year since Jeff Bennett died from pancreatic cancer at age 59.

By age 55, he had retired from the Polaris plant in Roseau to work on and design the perfect wheelchair.

Not for him, but for others.

That was his calling - making a difference.

And then he was diagnosed with cancer.

His widow, Patty Bennett, was moved by the special day a week ago Tuesday for the accomplished and highly respected Polaris engineer.

"Mike Bedard organized the whole thing, and I didn't even know about it until he told me. We always have this vintage snowmobile display during Profit Shar...

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