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Minnesota's fall-color season gearing up


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resource officials say 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. Pat Arndt of the Parks and Trails Division at the DNR tells Minnesota Public Radio it takes cool nights of 32 to 40 or 45 degrees and warm days to start the color changing.

DNR observers are reporting just pockets of color so far, such an area of Itasca and Koochiching counties in northern Minnesota. The North Shore is less than 75 percent turned because Lake Superior moderates temperatures, she says but the colors are starting to pop inland in cooler parts of northeastern Minnesota.

The DNR updates its fall color map Thursday afternoons.

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