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Halloween

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Hanging Halloween Display Offends, Prompts Community Discussion

A yard display meant to capture the spirit of Halloween ended up offending many in a St. Paul neighborhood. The display featured two mannequins hanging from nooses. The full-sized mannequins had black bags over their heads.

11/01/2013

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WCCO Viewers Halloween Costumes

A collection of this year’s Halloween costumes from WCCO viewers. Happy Halloween!

10/31/2013

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Landscape Arboretum Hosting ‘Ar-Boo-Retum’ Halloween

Little ghosts and goblins are taking over the University of Minnesota’s Arboretum in Chaska this Halloween. The “Ar -BOO-retum” event will provide a safe, family friendly way to enjoy a day of Halloween fun for families and children.

10/31/2013

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Governor’s Mansion Is Halloween Destination

St. Paul’s Summit Avenue will definitely be in the Halloween spirit Thursday evening during the annual candy giveaway at the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. Mark Dayton will not be there, but volunteers will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kids decked out in costume can get bite-sized Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls or a mini pumpkin to take home. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night at 1006 Summit Ave.

10/31/2013

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Paranormal Team Searches Twin Cities Homes For Ghosts

Halloween is a night for fright, but what if you spend every day of the year convinced your home is haunted? The Twin Cities Paranormal Society gets dozens of requests to investigate so-called “haunted houses.”

10/31/2013

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Doctor: How To Address Obesity & Halloween Candy

Halloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.

10/30/2013

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Newsclick: Halloween note

10/30/2013

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Movie Blog: Horrific Local Screenings For Halloween

If you’re looking to get your guts turned inside out with fear leading up to Halloween, there are a few options around town you can take advantage of. (Also, if you’d rather stay home and get scared, I have a few suggestions for films to rent both old and new.)

10/30/2013

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N.D. Woman To Give ‘Obese’ Kids Advice, Not Halloween Candy

A Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems “overweight,” warning them about their health.

10/30/2013

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Anoka Store Claims To Be Haunted

Anoka is known as the Halloween Capitol of the World, but when one local business thought spirits were visiting from the “other side,” they called in Twin Cities Paranormal Investigators. The group took a look at what their research revealed at Party Papers, a former chocolate shop and auto showroom.

10/30/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Like Being Scared?

This time of year, we are subject to all sorts of scary stuff. Some people love having the daylights scared out of them while others avoid it all costs. Hannah Borreson is one of those that could do without.

10/29/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Dias de los Muertos

Halloween isn’t the only big holiday occurring this week. Right on its heels is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a popular Hispanic celebration that honors loved ones who are no longer with us. Unlike a somber funeral, Dia de los Muertos tends to focus more on the joy of remembering loved ones and celebrating the lives they lived. Brightly colored skeletons and skulls, lots of food, and often music all play a part in the festivities, which also involve altars set up to honor the departed.

10/29/2013

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10-29-13 Halloween Fun On The Morning News With Dave Lee

6.9 Billion dollars is spent on Halloween….Dave Lee takes a peak at the popular costumes.

10/29/2013

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We Day Spirit Bringing Charitable Change To Trick-Or-Treating

This year, many of the kids who ring your doorbell will be asking if you have any non-perishable foods that you’d like to donate to a food shelf. It’s a community service effort that comes directly out of We Day Minnesota.

10/28/2013

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Anoka’s Halloween Parade Turns 93

The city of Anoka lived up to its billing as the “Halloween Capital of the World” on Saturday. The Grand Day Parade began at 1 p.m. in downtown Anoka, with over 150 floats and dozens of marching bands. Organizers estimate that they get up to 40,000 people to turn out every year. The event, which began in 1920, is the largest and longest-running parade in Minnesota.

10/26/2013

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