Northern Minnesota is the first to turn each fall and the mix of colors make for a spectacular show. The aspen, pine, maple and birch create a kaleidoscope of color that attract leaf watchers to travel backroads and fill hotel rooms and campgrounds on the north shore. Here, Maple ridges light up the forest near Lutsen.
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Jeff Hargarten is a data journalist for the Star Tribune focusing on data-driven reporting and visualization. He has covered elections, technology, criminal justice, demographics and public health.
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