While kids across America have just one thing on their minds come Halloween night, their parents have another top priority when it comes to trick-or-treating.

While the children attempt to grab as much candy as possible, moms and dads are more concerned about the safety of their little trick-or-treaters.

It looks like one city in Minnesota will make both kids and parents happy in 2022.


Rochester is in the top five on the new list of the 'Safest Cities for Trick-or-Treating' from ChamberOfCommerce.org.

The organization looked at 300 cities with populations of 100,000 people or more and used data from the U.S. Census BureauFBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) ProgramFBI National Sex Offender RegistryNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS): 2006-2019 and 2020 Annual Report File (ARF) to determine where it was safest for kids to hit the streets in search of candy this Halloween.

That data was broken down into five equally weighted categories:

  • Pedestrian fatalities
  • Violent crime
  • Property crime
  • Registered sex offenders
  • Law enforcement employees

Rochester excelled in two of the measurements, with the fourth-highest rate of law enforcement personnel per 100,000 people among the top ten cities (174), and the sixth-lowest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 people among the top 25 cities (0.85).


  1. Gilbert, Arizona
  2. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  3. Cary, North Carolina
  4. Naperville, Illinois
  5. Rochester, Minnesota
  6. Irvine, California
  7. Scottsdale, Arizona
  8. Carlsbad, California
  9. Glendale, California
  10. Stamford, Connecticut

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I had been to Minnesota's Largest Candy Store once before, but they did some pretty cool things since the last time I was there. They added a bunch of superheroes, Star Wars stuff, and a candy band.

According to their Facebook page, Jim's Apple Farm is actually how the now huge candy store got its start. It is located in Jordan, MN and you can't miss it. It is a huge yellow building.

Even though candy is mentioned in the name, they have a little bit of everything. They have fresh baked pies and cookies and fudge. We walked in and it smelled amazing!

They also have the largest selection of sodas! Then there is chocolate and taffy and gummies and chips and puzzles and games. So much stuff!

They even have a Zoltar machine like in the movie, Big. I had to check that out. He told me the only helping hand is at the end of my arm. Gee, thanks Zoltar.

There were even crickets and worms! Not gummy worms, but actual worms.
They also have candy from all over the world!

The store is seasonal, however. November is their last month of operation for the season.

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