Minnesota Polar Bear Plunge events raise $2.85 million

More than 14,000 people took part in 16 events this year. Last year, 11,000 people helped raise more than $2.2 million. All the money raised will help support the Minnesota Special Olympics.
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More than 14,000 people took part in 16 events this year. Last year, 11,000 people helped raise more than $2.2 million. All the money raised will help support the Minnesota Special Olympics.

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