Fall colors

Fall color change shifting into high gear

(Minnesota DNR)This week’s cool temperatures seem to have accelerated the change in colors. Parks recommended for good fall color this week are Scenic, Maplewood and Minneopa state parks. Peak fall color typically arrives in the northern one-third of the state in mid-September to early October. The central third of the state is most colorful between late September and early October….

Where fall colors, leaf-chasers converge

Payment rates vary according to land type and range from $2 per acre, to the greater of $5.133 per acre or three-quarters of 1 percent of appraised value. Payment for Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park is assessed at 1.5 percent of the appraised value of the land. (Photo by Brian Peterson)There is always something happening, it seems, at Itasca…