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Autumn

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Good Question: Why Are So Many Leaves Left On The Trees?

According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.

10/31/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ On Fall Colors

Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.

10/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Temps In The 50s Feel So Cool In The Fall?

There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.

10/16/2013

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How Farmers Form The Perfect Pumpkin

It is going to be a busy weekend at the pumpkin patch. That’s why for the rest of the week the WCCO Morning Show crew will be taking you out to the fields. In Minnesota, farmers plant more than 5,000 acres of pumpkins.

10/14/2013

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Record-Setting Pumpkin Wows At Stillwater Harvest Fest

What’s cooler than padding a river while in a monster-sized pumpkin? Virtually nothing, obviously. From delicious chili and apple pie, to hanging out with giant pumpkins and seeing the massive veggies be used as boats — it’s all possible at the Stillwater Harvest Fest.

10/12/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor’s Falls

In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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DPS: Don’t Swerve For Deer On Roads

Now that fall is here, it’s a dangerous time on the road for deer crashes.

10/01/2013

Bob For Apples

The New Honeycrisp? Stillwater Apple Farm Offering New Flavor

Minnesota loves creating new takes on fall’s favorite fruit, and Aamodt’s Apple Farm has the freshest addition. Sweet RiverBelle is available for a limited time at the Stillwater, Minn., farm, as Aamodt’s is the only place offering the sweet-tasting apple.

09/20/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Fall Colors On Scenic Railroad

The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.

09/17/2013

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Make Your Garden Pop In Autumn

There are great plants for fall color as you need seasonality in your garden. The saviors are shrubs and perennials that can provide that pop. Euonymus, or the burning bush, will become a complete ball of red — you can’t miss them.

09/14/2013

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Kids Battling Rare Diseases Enjoy ‘Normal’ Day At Nickelodeon Universe

Despite the name, rare diseases are actually common as a whole.

02/28/2013

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Best Fall Family Getaways in Minnesota

Consider taking a break and checking out one of the best fall family getaways in Minnesota.

11/02/2012

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The Worst, Fattiest Fall Foods

This is the time of year when we start cooking up those comfort foods. But when things are starting to get spooky for Halloween, WebMD says there are some fall foods you should be just as scared about.

10/15/2012

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Best Brewpubs Serving Seasonal Beer In Minnesota

Listed below are some of Minnesota’s best seasonal brewpubs that feature a special selection of beers that can only be found in the fall.

10/10/2012

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How To Get Relief From Allergies

Autumn officially kicked off on Saturday morning, and while many count fall as their favorite season, it’s the time when people’s allergies fire up the most. Especially this year.

09/26/2012

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