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Fall colors reported at near 100% in northern Minnesota

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Amid the gold colors of fall, Lake Itasca flows over rocks to form the Mississippi River in this photo taken Monday, Oct. 7, at Itasca State Park. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, fall colors throughout most of northern Minnesota were between 75 to 100% as of Wednesday. (Korrie Wenzel/Grand Forks Herald)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has reported that fall colors throughout most of northern Minnesota are between 75 and 100%.

That report was issued Saturday, just as a cold front moved into the region, bringing wet, windy weather.

The DNR map shows almost the entire northern half of Minnesota at the seasonal peak for leaf color.

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