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Participants take annual plunge for Regional Hospice


Isabelle Kleinschmidt/Daily Globe

From left, Nina Roberto, from Superior; Alex Korpela and Austin Morton, of Ironwood; Jeff Schintz from St. Paul, dressed as the devil, took the plunge for their loved ones in hospice at the 11th Annual Polar Plunge for Regional Hospice on Sunday Lake on Saturday.


WAKEFIELD - Regional Hospice held its Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday afternoon in Wakefield. This is the 11th year of the event.

Sunday Lake was still covered in snow and an estimated 16 inches of ice, but that didn't deter participants from coming out and jumping into the opening in the ice. Over 40 people dressed in all sorts of costumes took the plunge to support the cause. "I like to come out and support a good cause" said jumper Samantha Leskoviansky.

In all, the event raised approximately $18,000 for regional hospice. All of the funds...

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