February 21, 2024

Updated Jan. 1, 2024 10:23 am ET

For Minnesotan Tara Young, the perfect beach conditions are when the water is, well, extra stimulating. She prefers the middle of winter, when most mornings she treks off to soak in a nearby frigid lake.

The 38-year-old enjoys her chilly pastime so much she volunteers to clear and maintain an opening to the water through inches of ice, so bathers may plunge. 

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