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A burst through the woods

Maria Isley’s dog, an Australian shepherd/collie named Nona, enjoys a run through the woods on the Superior Hiking Trail near the Sucker River and Homestead Road on Oct. 4. (Photo by Maria Isley)

Now is the time to enjoy the fall colors. According the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the autumn colors are at 75-100 percent peak around the Duluth area as of Oct. 7. Just a few miles north near Two Harbors, the colors are at 50-75 percent peak. To see where the best colors are, visit

Naomi Yaeger

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