It was quite disappointing to learn that the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Minnesota was not going to return to Owatonna. We have been there every year it was offered, and my daughter went "freezin for a reason" each year
About 130 people jumped into Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna Saturday to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Several were taking the leap for the first time. But for many this an annual tradition. For Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson it was his 136th plunge. Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele joined him to open the event with his seventh such plunge. Thiele will join Torgerson again for the Polar Plunge in Rochester February 9-10.