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Guide to changing colors for the state of Minnesota.

Time for autumn colors

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If you're planning a fall outing to view the red, yellow and gold colors, you better plan it sooner rather than later.

Because of drier conditions, the leaves are falling off trees earlier this year than usual, even before the leaves can change colors.

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"Temperature, sunlight and soil moisture influence fall color change, the intensity of color and when it happens," said Kelsey Olson, scientific and natural area and park naturalist with Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon.

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