Fall colors are in their early stages across most of the state, with the St. Cloud area only just beginning to see some changes according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Even the northern part of the state has a way to go, but if you can't wait -- here's a map of where they'll be at their best.

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State tree experts are anticipating less vibrant leaf colors this autumn due to Minnesota's extreme drought, and also expect the leaves to fall from branches faster this year too. The lack of precipitation has caused stress on trees in Minnesota, causing them to struggle to retain moisture.

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