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Registration open for Polar Bear Plunge

Registration is now open for the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge, presented by Minnesota law enforcement to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.

The plunge will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake.

Plungers define what it means to be “freezin’ for a reason” by raising funds to jump into Minnesota’s frigid waters. The funds raised benefit more than 7,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes as they train and compete.

In 2012, nearly 380 people took the plunge in the Brainerd area and raised approximately $75,000 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.

Register online at Participants may plunge as individuals or in teams. They are also encouraged to wear unique and outrageous costumes on plunge day.

Participants are asked to recruit donors to pledge to their plunge. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. The average plunger raised $198 in 2012.

Plungers should check-in on plunge day and bring their pledges with them. Shoes and towels are also required.

For more information or to register, visit or email

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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