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January 29, 2018
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Steve Marquardt takes the plunge into Green Lake at the 14th annual Polar Plunge Saturday at Saulsbury Beach in Spicer.
Taking the plunge: 14th annual event held Saturday in Spicer
January 29, 2018 - 6:40am
January 25, 2018
Tribune file photo
Participants in the 13th annual Polar Plunge belly flop into Green Lake in January 2017. A crew of emergency responders guide participants from the water and assist as needed.
Take the plunge! Polar Plunge Saturday at Green Lake
January 25, 2018 - 5:29am
September 29, 2017
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Anna Knapper was recently named the Special Olympics Minnesota 2017 Judy Wahl Outstanding Athlete Leadership Program Athlete.
Three from area receive Special Olympics honors
September 29, 2017 - 6:40am
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Amber Nichols, left, and Jeff Rudie jump into Green Lake Saturday during the 13th annual Polar Plunge Saturday in Spicer.
Freezin' for a reason at Green Lake in Spicer
January 29, 2017 - 4:28pm
May 20, 2015
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Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
May 20, 2015 - 8:28am
January 19, 2015
The Willmar/Spicer Plunge will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Saulsbury Beach, 151 Lake Ave. S., in Spicer. Pre-check-in will be Jan. 30 at the American Legion, 155 Lake Ave. S. in Spicer. (TRIBUNE/File)
Registration still open for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge
January 19, 2015 - 11:40pm
December 23, 2014
Pam Lehn leaps into the frigid water of Green Lake with her three sisters Mary Beth Schmidt, from left, Kay Jackson and Sue Edwards close behind during the 2013 Polar Plunge. (TRIBUNE/File)
Polar Plunge registration opens
December 23, 2014 - 10:58pm
January 27, 2014
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
January 27, 2014 - 5:00am
January 26, 2014
Over 360 plungers chose to leap into the frigid water of Green Lake Saturday during the 10th annual Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge is a benefit for the Special Olympics sponsored by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff Office and the Willmar Police button
Video: Polar Bear Plunge held on Green Lake
January 26, 2014 - 6:21pm
January 27, 2013
More than 400 participants were on hand Saturday for the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge at Green Lake in Spicer. The event is sponsored by law enforcement to raise money for Minnesota Special Olympics programs. Tribune photo by Ron Adamsplay button
More than 400 people brave the frigid waters of Green Lake, in Spicer, Minn., raising $78K for Special Olympics
January 27, 2013 - 10:55pm
Over 400 plungers take their turn leaping in the icy water of Green Lake in Spicer on Saturday during the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge. The plunge is a benefit for the Special Olympics sponsored by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department and Willmar Police button
Polar Bear Plunge in Spicer, Minn.
January 27, 2013 - 5:00pm
January 24, 2013
West Central Dairy Princesses Brenda Hinseth, left, and Julie Gatewood take the big plunge into the icy water of Green Lake during the 8th annual event held Jan. 28, 2012, to raise money for the Special Olympics. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday near Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
9th annual Polar Plunge takes place Saturday on Green Lake in Spicer, Minn.
January 24, 2013 - 7:10am
May 20, 2012
Track and field events are held during the Willmar Special Olympics on Saturday at Hodapp Field in Willmar, button
Video: Willmar Special Olympics
May 20, 2012 - 5:17pm
January 30, 2011
A record 313 participants take the plunge into Green Lake on Saturday during the 7th annual Polar Bear Plunge which raised $62,229 for the Special Olympics of Minnesota.
Polar Bear Plunge takes Place in Spicer, Minn on Saturday
January 30, 2011 - 5:32pm