If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.
It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. If you want entertainment, you can take a polar plunge, see your favorite Disney characters or watch the Oscars in style.
Are these people courageous or nuts? Listen to Dave Lee and Bill Wenmark by clicking the link.
Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. “We don’t see Lyme disease, we don’t see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor,” Manders said.
Kevin Love is going to be taking a different approach to icing that healing right hand of his.
Tuesday’s cold weather didn’t stop a bunch of neighbors from jumping in their lake near Faribault, as part of a fundraiser to clean up Circle Lake, getting rid of carp and weeds.
Minnesotan soldiers in Kuwait know how to make it feel just like home: host a polar plunge.
More than 800 people are expected to strip down to swimsuits and dive into freezing Weaver Lake in Maple Grove to benefit the Special Olympics.
Jumping into a frozen Lake Minnetonka has become a local tradition, though the Polar Plunge this year happened amid temperatures in the single digits.
More than 1,000 people are expected to take a freezing plunge on New Year’s Day in Excelsior.