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Halloween

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Best Mpls. Trick-Or-Treat Neighborhoods Ranked

Minneapolis is ranked No. 11, nationally, for Halloween trick or treating. Real Estate website Zillow.com charted the top 20 and also has detailed the top five neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

10/17/2013

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Finding The Best, Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth

Parents might want to check what their kid gets for candy this Halloween once they are done trick-or-treating. It turns out some candy is much worse for you than others. A study by insurer Delta Dental says chocolate isn’t as bad, but avoid hard or chewy candies if you can.

10/16/2013

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6 Ways To Save $ On Halloween Candy, Costumes & More

Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas? Yep. Didn’t think so. In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.

10/15/2013

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How To Get Your Halloween Costume On A Budget In Minnesota

Get your Halloween costume for less when you shop at some of these budget spots around the Twin Cities.

10/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween?

This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That’s a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children’s costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.

10/14/2013

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Zombie Pub Crawl 9 Debuts ‘Brain-Eating Contest’

Ghosts and goblins are expected to come out in late October for Halloween, but the beer-craving undead can’t wait that long. The 9th annual Zombie Pub Crawl kicked off at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with 30,000 people expected to participate in this year’s event. New this year, some pretend zombies ate some real brains. Andrew Zimmern’s “A-Z Canteen” prepared pork brain tacos – a dish that’s served in Mexico – for a group of competitive eaters.

10/12/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Pumpkin Patch: Barten Pumpkins

Believe it or not, we’re just three weeks away from Halloween, and that means this is primetime for pumpkins. So we asked for your help finding the Best in Minnesota. In the end, your votes sent me to New Prague to visit Barten Pumpkins.

10/10/2013

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Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Minnesota

Party down at some of the craziest Halloween bashes.

10/10/2013

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Movie Blog: Best Zombie Movies Ever

First vampires, and now I’m tackling zombies. Which is fitting, of course … not just because it’s October (a month during which not only I but many of my friends seem to just watch as many horror movies as we can muster), but also because this weekend brings the annual Zombie Pub Crawl to Minneapolis’ West Bank once again.

10/09/2013

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Soap Factory Haunted Basement Still The Most Thrilling

This is a warning — Halloween is almost here, and it’s time to get terrified. One of the creepiest haunted houses is open. It’s so scary you have to sign a waiver before going through.

10/09/2013

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Best Haunted Places In Minnesota

Certain areas of Minnesota are considered haunted due to the numerous reports of paranormal activities from guests and residents of these locations.

10/07/2013

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5 Must Haves for Your Haunted House

The fall season brings us the three-month stretch of holiday celebrations and to kick it all is the spookiest of them all – Halloween. Here are the five must-haves for your haunted house.

10/07/2013

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The Art to Carving the Best Pumpkin

You can’t celebrate Halloween without carving a pumpkin! Whether you decide to use stencils or carve your pumpkin free hand– make yours the star of the neighborhood by following these must-do tips.

10/07/2013

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5 Halloween Themed Cocktails

Warm up to these Halloween inspired cocktails!

10/07/2013

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5 Halloween Decorations for Outside

Witch’s and ghouls and spiders – oh my! It’s time for Halloween! Here are five DIY decoration projects for your outdoor space.

10/07/2013

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