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      Keeping kids safe on Halloween night

      The Census Bureau estimates over 40 million children between ages 5 to 14 will be out trick or treating on Halloween night. While kids may only care about gobbling up as much candy as possible, as the day creeps closer, parents may be concerned about their safety.

      "Way too many kids out at that time," says grandparent Tracy Voegtline. "You see them just dashing out...they get excited."

      The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) says children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night of the year.

      Ashly Nelson is the supervisor at the Goodwill Center in Iron Mountain and recommends customers buy costumes that may deflect an incident from occurring.

      "They should wear bright colors or something reflective," explains Nelson. "That way if they run out to the street or they get away from a parent, they can be seen more easily."

      Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Celello says as long as parents take precautions, there's no reason to be spooked.

      "It might not be a bad idea for parents to park the car, maybe at the corner, and walk with their kids," says Sheriff Celello.

      He also believes kids should avoid masks that may "obstruct your vision." Finally his last tip to everyone is to make sure you look both ways before crossing the street.