The Minnesota DNR says things are already past peak across all of Minnesota -- but my take is a bit different. I'm seeing some of the best colors this fall right here, right now.

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Sure the leaves are dropping like crazy, and there a lot of trees that are completely bare -- but this season's colors were slow to come, and less spectacular than in some years, making what I see now some of the best of the season.

Add to that a decent forecast for Saturday and Sunday, and it could be a nice weekend for a little Minnesota autumn road trip.

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Even though the map says our area is past peak, I feel like we're just beginning to finally see some significant color change here in the St. Cloud area. Send us your pics!

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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