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Taking a cold dip in the Mississippi River for a good cause

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More than 100 people jumped into the Mississippi River Saturday in Dubuque. It was a part of the 15th annual Dubuque Polar Plunge, which raises money for Special Olympics Iowa.

This year, 15 teams made their way into the 41 degree river. Many of those teams were in costumes.

Lindsay Eastin is a L.E.T.R Event Coordinator.

"It's a lot of fun. People dress up in costumes with their teams and they just have a lot of fun with it," Eastin said. "It's not everyday that people are raising money and jumping into the Mississippi in November."

Money raised through the polar plunge will be put towards the Special Olympics Winter Games. The donations allow athletes to participate for no charge.

This year, the Dubuque Polar Plunge raised just more than $35,000 for Special Olympics Iowa.

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