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Holly Holm made a splash last year when she took the icy plunge at the Polar Plu

Brainerd woman and family prepare for Polar Plunge Saturday


Holly Holm first took the “plunge” five years ago when she and a cousin jumped into the frigid, icy waters of Pelican Lake in Breezy Point for the Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. 

And the rest snowballed from there. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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