MADISON - The state has some tips to help children stay safe as they trick or treat on Halloween.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says children need to be reminded about how to stay safe as they walk and bike in the dark on Thursday collecting candy on Halloween.
The DOT says children should wear brightly colored or reflective costumes and accessories and carry a flashlight. Lights and reflectors are recommended for those riding a bike.
The DOT also says children should travel in groups to be more visible to drivers, stay on well-lit streets, never cut across yards or use alleys, never walk between parked cars and always wear a helmet when biking.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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