FARGO - The annual Polar Plunge, a fundraising event where willing participants jump into a pool of chilly water, was postponed Saturday due to cold weather here.
The event benefits Special Olympics North Dakota and was set for the Ramada Inn Plaza & Suites. On their Facebook page, the Special Olympics announced the event was "postponed indefinitely" in Fargo due to "dangerous" wind chills.
The temperature in Fargo was about minus 11 Saturday afternoon, with a wind chill of minus 30, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a wind chill warning for much of North Dakota and Minnesota through noon Sunday.
The state's Special Olympics urged people to check out other upcoming Polar Plunges in Grand Forks, on March 22, and Dickinson, on March 29.
No decision has been made yet on a possible rescheduling for the Fargo date, according to the Facebook post.
The Polar Plunge in Fargo raised about $10,000 in both 2012 and 2011, according to Forum archives.