Fall is the air across Minnesota. The days are getting shorter, and the temps are getting cooler -- which is the perfect recipe for the vibrant fall colors that our state is known for.

Things are really beginning to pickup in the northwest corner of the state, as well as areas just north of Duluth in St. Louis County.

Down in our neck of the woods, were still waiting for things to get rolling, but I have noticed a tree hear and there that just couldn't wait any longer.

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State tree experts are anticipating less vibrant leaf colors this autumn due to Minnesota's extreme drought, and also expect the leaves to fall from branches faster this year too. The lack of precipitation has caused stress on trees in Minnesota, causing them to struggle to retain moisture.

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