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Expert predicts great year for fall colors

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A foliage expert with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the state is on track for a great year for fall color due to plentiful rainfall.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that most of the state is neither abnormally dry or in drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor showed that as of Sept. 1, there was no drought in Minnesota and the only area considered abnormally dry was a pocket along the North Shore near Lake Superior.

But weather over the next few weeks has the potential to negatively affect fall color, so it's still too soon to tell what it will be.

The agency says peak fall color usually begins along the Canadian border in mid- to late-September and ends in southern Minnesota in early to mid-October.

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