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Bryson Wachter of Spicer takes a leap into the frigid water Saturday at Green Lake during the 10th annual Polar Plunge benefit for the Special Olympics. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Polar Plunge teams raise $72,000 for Special Olympics


WILLMAR — More than 300 hardy volunteers raised $72,000 this weekend at the 10th annual Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and Willmar Police Department hosted the annual event at Green Lake as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program. Proceeds assist Special Olympics athletes and teams in attending competitions, sports training and life skills training throughout Minnesota.

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Anne Polta

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