As we push further into October, the fall colors on the grounds of Saint Cloud State University are coming alive. Enjoy this pictorial walk through the campus.

These photos were taken Sunday morning before the Vikings game. Once the fog cleared, I grabbed the camera, my hat and down vest, and some poop bags -- and Gigi and I headed over to Saint Cloud State for some autumn exploring.

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Fall colors are peaking across Central Minnesota this week. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, fall foliage in the Saint Cloud area normally reach their best from late September through early October -- so we're pretty much right on track here for autumn 2020.

Here's what today's state fall leaf colors transition progress map looks like from the Minnesota DNR:

Minnesota DNR

You can essentially draw a line through the middle of Central Minnesota, dividing the Land of 10,000 Lakes in half -- with the northern portion of the state either at peak or past peak fall colors. The southern part of the state is progressing, but still has a way to go to reach peak fall foliage.

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