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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - It was a cold but successful Polar Plunge at Rochester’s Foster-Arend park Saturday.

More than 600 plungers signed up for the 21st annual event to raise money for Special Olympics.

Among the jumpers was Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, the chief organizer of the event.

Sheriff Lon Thiele (Steele County Sheriff Office) and Sheriff Marty Kelly (Goodhue County Sheriff's Office) joined Sheriff Kevin Torgerson for the 2022 Rochester Polar Plunge /Olmsted County Sheriff Facebook
Sheriff Lon Thiele (Steele County Sheriff Office) and Sheriff Marty Kelly (Goodhue County Sheriff's Office) joined Sheriff Kevin Torgerson for the 2022 Rochester Polar Plunge /Olmsted County Sheriff Facebook
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The fundraising goal this year was $250,000 and at last report, donations had reached nearly $230,000. Last year’s total was $178,000.

Olmsted County 2022 Polar Plunge
Olmsted County 2022 Polar Plunge
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Over the 21 years of the event, plungers have raised around $3.5-million.

Temperatures during the event were in the single digits.

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