Fall Colors

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Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall Colors

It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.

10/22/2014

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October Sees The Tenth Top 10 Weather Day In Minnesota

This Top-10 Weather day wasn’t just based on sunshine and 70 degrees. “It was kind of spur of the moment. We looked at the weather cast and knew we wanted to do something,” Ed Greene said.

10/16/2014

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Tips For Finding Peak Fall Colors

Fall colors are in full swing, but to get the most out of your leaf peeping you have to know where to go and when.

10/08/2014

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Good Questions: Rivers, Maple Trees & MOA Visitors

Ivy and Kelley in Mrs. Neppl’s class at Tremont Elementary are learning about rivers. They want to know: What is the longest river in the U.S.? The Missouri River, at 2,541 miles, beats out the mighty Mississippi at 2,230 miles. But here’s the thing: the Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi.

10/03/2014

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WCCO’s Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall View In Minnesota

Whatever you like in a landscape, we are lucky enough to have thousands of spectacular views in Minnesota. And if it’s falls colors you’re looking for, there’s one spot you keep ranking the very best. For the second year in a row, your votes sent us to Taylors Falls for the best view in Minnesota.

10/02/2014

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Best Fall Foliage In The USA

There are many areas in the country where you can enjoy the view of dense forests as they transform for the fall season.

09/12/2014

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DNR Fall Color Finder Map Goes Live For Season

Minnesotans will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and other shades of autumn as leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show. The Department of Natural Resources fall color finder map has gone live for the season. Staff at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will update it every Thursday.

09/09/2014

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Stillwater Ranked Top Town For Fall Colors

Pretty soon Minnesota will be abundant with fall colors. And now, one Minnesota town has just been named one of the best places in the country to see them. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Stillwater, Minn. as the number three best town to see fall colors.

09/06/2014

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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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Fall Colors 2013

Check out some amazing Minnesota fall colors by clicking on the Gallery below. Also, don’t forget to send your photos to John Williams via Twitter at #prettyleafcontest

10/17/2013

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Minnesota’s Fall-Color Season Gearing Up

Minnesota’s fall-color season is gearing up for what’s expected to be an impressive show. The peak color is arriving a bit later than it did last year, thanks to a warm September.

10/03/2013

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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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DNR Predicts Brilliant Minnesota Fall Color Season

The Department of Natural Resources predicts a brilliant fall color season for Minnesota. Despite dry weather lately, Patricia Arndt of the Division of Parks and Trails says trees got adequate rain earlier this season.

09/09/2013

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Fall Colors Courtesy Of Arb’s Bog Walk

You don’t have to go all the way up to the north shore to check out the fall colors.

10/06/2012

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Smartphone Apps For Your Fall Trip

As summer fades, fall bursts and for those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction. To make the most of your trip, you just need your smartphone.

09/25/2012

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Vibrant Fall Colors Appearing In Minnesota

Pack up the daypack and clean off the camera lens. Hues of red, orange and gold are already starting to fill in the Minnesota landscape.

09/18/2012

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Leaves Begin To Change Color In Minnesota

The leaves are just beginning to change color in Minnesota.

09/06/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Threatens Vivid Fall Colors

This summer’s hot weather has damaged our lawns and crops, and now hopes for vibrant fall colors are fading.

08/17/2012

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DNR Predicts Best Fall Colors In Minn. In 10 Years

The Department of Natural Resources is predicting this fall’s color season will be the best Minnesota has seen in 10 years.

09/08/2011

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Best Places To See Fall Colors In Minnesota

With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.

And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.

With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.

CBS Minnesota–11/01/2010

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