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Registration now open for 2013 Polar Bear Plunge

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

The Willmar/Spicer Plunge will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Zorbaz on Green Lake, 159 Ave. S in Spicer. Check-in will be at the Spicer American Legion, 155 Lake Ave. S.

Across the state, plungers raise funds to jump into Minnesota's frigid waters. The money raised benefits more than 7,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes.

In 2012, nearly 450 people took the plunge into Green Lake and raised approximately $80,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota.

To register for the Willmar/Spicer Polar Bear Plunge, visit or email Participants may plunge as individuals or in teams. They must also raise a minimum of $75 in pledges.