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MotoProz Awarded MnUSA Dealer of the Year

The Minnesota United Snowmobile Association’s  (MnUSA) annual Winter Rendezvous brought hundreds of snowmobilers from across the state to Bemidji, MN in early February. MnUSA Region 1 and its clubs were the hosts for a fun filled weekend including Arctic Cat demo rides on 2021 product, guided snowmobile rides, hospitality, awards banquet and MnUSA quarterly meetings based out of the Hampton Inn. 

Paul Bunyan State Trail leading out of Bemidji, MN

Hundreds of snowmobilers from across MN gathered at the MnUSA Winter Rendezvous. One of the several groups pictured here crosses the highway on the Paul Bunyan Trail

Several hundred snowmobilers from Minnesota took guided rides out of Bemidji. This group (above) crossed over the highway on the Paul Bunyan State Trail headed to Leonard, MN for lunch.

MnUSA riders stopped in nearby Leonard and were welcomed by local businesses

Arctic Cat Sales Rep, Tom Schaefer, attended and provided attendees the opportunity to ride a selection of new 2021 models including the Blast(s) and Riot

Above, Arctic Cat sales rep, Tom Schaefer, brought a selection of 2021 models to demo ride for attendees, including the all-new Blast(s) right-sized models and Riot X with Alpha single beam rear suspension.

Below, Arctic Cat dealer, MotoProz in Mazeppa, MN was awarded MnUSA’s Dealer of the Year.  Owners Mike and Missy Papenfus, purchased the business in 2007 and is the second-oldest Arctic Cat Dealer in Minnesota, serving Arctic Cat customers for the past 50 years.

MotoProz owners, Mike and Missy Papenfus are presented MnUSA's Dealer of the Year Award along with Arctic Cat Sales Rep, Tom Schaefer (Far Right)

The MnUSA’s Dealer of the Year award recognizes a snowmobile dealership deeply committed to organized snowmobiling, is involved with snowmobile organizations and strives to make the sport even more enjoyable for the future. MotoProz will be submitted as MnUSA’s nomination for the American Council of Snowmobile Association’s (ACSA) national level award.

The MnUSA Dealer of the Year Award

An outside view of MotoProz dealership in Mazeppa, MN who recently had 2021 Blast(s) and Riot X on display

A peek outside and in, at MotoProz dealership in Mazeppa, MN.

An inside peek at MotoProz showroom in Mazeppa, MN

Congratulations and Thank You, MotoProz, for your continued support of snowmobiling in Minnesota!

Photos courtesy of: Pat Bourgeois and MotoProz



  1. MotoProz is a great dealership. A recent example is that on a late Friday afternoon we had a mishap with my wife’s 2018 ZR which destroyed most of the plastic, all the a-arms and other damage. Dropped the damaged sled off at the dealership and Sat am discussed the damage with Mike. Had some of the parts but would have to order some. Oh and by the way Mike, we really need the sled by Wednesday morning as we have a big trip planned with family and friends. Well he had the sled ready to roll by Tuesday evening!

    Thanks Mike and the crew at MotoProz for going the extra mile!

  2. Rick – It’s a good question, and one that you may not know depending on what state you are from. MnUSA is Minnesota’s State Snowmobile Association. Most states have them…Wisconsin is AWSC, Michigan is MISORVA etc.

    Like the other state associations, MnUSA protects your trail access at the capitol and government agencies, pays a full time lobbyist to protect our sport, provides full-time office staff that only works on snowmobile related issues locally, state and nationwide, supports dedicated local clubs who volunteer their time and effort to maintain and groom over 22,000 miles of trails (In Minnesota), provides adult and youth safety training (MnUSA Volunteer Instructors) and helps insure the growth and future of snowmobiling in Minnesota. Plus, MnUSA puts on fun ride events like the Winter Rendezvous.

    All reasons why its important to join a snowmobile club. Check out MnUSA’s website: Hope this helps.


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