Taking the first plunge


Katelyn Beckman isn’t particularly crazy about the typically cool Minnesota weather, or the cold in general, but come Saturday she’s going to embrace it with open arms — for “as short amount of time as possible.”.

Beckman, who has been visually impaired since the age of 3, is preparing to take her first Polar Bear Plunge at Breezy Point Resort along with Brainerd High School staff member and aide Mary Egan.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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