Autumn Splendor

As September comes to a close, fall leaf color is beginning to emerge in central Minnesota.

The autumn sun bursts through the canopy of color on the East River Road in Brainerd Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

The autumn sun bursts through the canopy of color Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, on East River Road in Brainerd.

Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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