just two nights, hundreds of Minot kids and families will hit the
streets for Halloween night. But in a growing
community like Minot, what are the best ways to keep your kids safe?
"When your kids are going out its always important to think the buddy
system, no matter what. Talk to them about how to cross streets
appropriately, doing it together, making sure the traffic has stopped," says parent educator Holly Arnold, Ward County NDSU
to the Centers for Disease Control, pedestrian deaths are four times more
likely to occur Halloween Night. Statistically, the night of October
31st is the most dangerous night of the year for 5 to 14 years olds.
of the last things we ever want to respond to is a pedestrian-vehicle
accidents, especially involving a child on Halloween. It's definitely
something we don't want to have to respond to," says senior patrolman
Todd Haman, Crime Stoppers Division.
12 and under should be joined by an adult, and groups of trick or
treaters should be kept smaller at four or five kids. Parents should tell
their kids to only go up to houses that are well lit, and should
accompany younger children to the door.
"The important part we want to stress is that no children should ever
enter a house, especially of someone they don't know. If they're out
trick or treating and they're invited in, don't go into the house," says Haman.
the trick or treating is over, parents should check through their
child's candy, and only keep the pieces where the wrapper is fully
intact, and of a trusted brand.
it's a fun night for kids, it's a great time to be out there, and it's
exciting and it can be a lot of fun if you think about the safety and
the family aspect," says Arnold.
"Minot is still a very
safe community, we've definitely grown and that's brought in an influx
of people to the area. A lot of people aren't familiar with Minot, so
just use extra caution with that. But it's still a great, safe
community," says Haman.
other thing for parents and kids to keep in mind this Thursday night,
kids 16 and under need to be back home by 11:00 PM, according to Minot's
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.