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Dubuquers take Polar Plunge for charity

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

People in Dubuque braving the cold weather to raise money for a good cause.

Nearly 200 of them, including various teams taking part in this year's Polar Plunge.

The frigid temps not stopping them from taking a quick dip in the Mississippi River. 

Many dressed up in costumes, while some wore barely anything. "Right now I'm pretty cold, I have to say. Other than that, not too bad...the water was a lot warmer, I think I might go back in there later, take another dip," said Tom Coffman who's part of team Red Solo Cup. 

At last check, nearly $40,000 has been raised through this event. Money raised will benefit the Special Olympic Winter Games in Dubuque.

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