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Gov. Dayton will hand out Halloween treats at the Summit Ave. residence from 5 to 6 p.m.

He’ll hand out candy at the Governor’s Residence., 1006 Summit Av., St. Paul, from 5 to 6 p.m. Then he’ll head downtown for a televised debate with challenger Jeff Johnson.

Gov. Mark Dayton will hand out treats to trick-or-treaters tonight at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul from 5 to 6 p.m.

The gates to the residence, 1006 Summit Ave., will be open for goblins from 5 to 7 p.m., but the governor has to leave at 6 p.m. for the televised debate with GOP challenger Jeff Johnson, at 7 p.m. on Almanac, at the TPT public television station in downtown St. Paul.

Earlier in the day, the governor has a real-life scary encounter: he’s meeting with health care associations about preparation and prevention of the Ebola virus in the state.