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Dickinson’s Polar Plunge

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Ryan Kilwein of Dickinson reacts after diving into a tank of ice-cold water on Saturday afternoon during the inaugural Dickinson Polar Plunge event hosted by Special Olympics North Dakota outside the Dickinson Recreation Center. Continue Reading

20 people, including JC and VCSU students, take the Plunge

March 4, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Tina Carter of Jamestown had the best costume of the day for the Special Olympics North Dakota Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge on Saturday outside at the James River Family YMCA parking lot. Continue Reading

2013 Alexandria Polar Plunge breaks records

February 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Ice swimming. Norwegians, Swedes and Fins do it all the time for no apparent reason. Folks of all ilks banded together on Sunday at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria to be freezin’ for a reason to support Special Olympics by jumping into the icy-cold waters of Lake Darling. Continue Reading

Today is the day to take the plunge

February 24, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today is the day that people have been shivering for — the Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Darling.
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Cold day for Plunge: 19 brave the water

March 26, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Temperatures in the low 40s with 15-plus mph wind gusts made Saturday’s sixth annual Jamestown Polar Plunge feel much like the bitter cold of the inaugural plunge. Continue Reading

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People Plunge for Special Olympics

March 3, 2012 in WDAZ

Some brave folks in Grand Forks plunged into freezing cold water to raise money for a good cause.

Proceeds will go to Special Olympics Events across the state of North Dakota. Continue Reading

1… 2… 3… Plunge!

February 28, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A bundled-up crowd cheered, cringed and laughed Sunday as hundreds of people plunged into the dang-cold water of Lake Darling during the 2012 Alexandria Polar Plunge.
This year’s Polar Plunge registered 340 people who willingly jumped into the icy water, raising more than $60,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. Continue Reading

A plunge for the Polar Bear

March 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Group remembers Bakke with a jump into the waterThirteen people took the Polar Plunge in honor of the Polar Bear at the Special Olympics’ popular fundraiser Saturday. Continue Reading

Never too old for cold

March 1, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Jumping through a hole in the ice into frigid water doesn’t faze Kathleen Skaalerud of Alexandria even though she is almost 70 years old. Continue Reading

Polar Plunge to take place on Lake Darling

February 17, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Plan on taking a plunge into the icy water of Lake Darling Sunday, February 27 to raise money for a special cause. Continue Reading