ROCKVILLE -- Central Minnesotans braved the cold water to raise money for a cause this weekend.

The 15th annual St. Cloud Polar Plunge was held in Rockville on Saturday afternoon. Like last year, the event had people jumping into a 2,100-gallon pool tank set up outside of Rockville City Hall.

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This year 154 plungers raised over $40,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. Over the last 15 years, the St. Cloud event has raised over $1.1 million.

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