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Melissa Stange, of Mitchell, with her daughter, Alexandra, participates in a trunk-or-treat event Friday evening in the Mitchell Middle School parking lot.(Chris Huber/Republic)

Halloween safety important, but some say irrational fears abound

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Sunday brings the day of ghosts and goblins, candy gorging and all-out youthful fun known as Halloween.

But over the years, a holiday that used to be full of tricks and treats, fun and spooks has been partly turned into a day of worry by parents for their kids' safety.


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