Posted: Thursday, 31 October 2013 6:20AM

Halloween Safety

MANKATO (TEC News), October 31 – The city of Mankato and surrounding communities are asked to be aware of children out and about trick-or-treating tonight. Police officials urge kids to not eat candy until an adult can make sure it wasn’t tampered with.

(Information provided by the Mankato Department of Public Safety)


  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.
  • Be sure your costume is short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Use reflective tape on your costume so people driving cars can see you.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Try to use makeup rather than a mask.
  • If you wear a mask, take it off before crossing a street.
  • Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time, picking streets that are well lighted.
  • Tell your family on which streets you will be trick-or-treating.
  • Have a parent, older brother or sister go with you.
  • If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group of children.
  • If possible, trick-or-treat while it is still light outside.
  • Cross only at corners. Never cross the street between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
  • Walk on well-lit streets and stay on the sidewalk.
  • If there is no sidewalk, stay as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.
  • Wait until you get home to sort, check, and eat your treats.


  • Throw away any candy or food that is not wrapped and sealed by a candy or food company.
  • Notify your parents and the police if there are any suspicious treats - treats meant to harm you.

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