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The colors of early autumn are on display in the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge near Ortonville early last week. Maple trees along the Minnesota River are showy reminders of the season, but don't miss the far more subdued, but enchanting colors offered by the open prairie grasses and forbs in the refuge. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Newly-improved Auto Tour re-opens in Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

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ODESSA -- Whether hunkered down in duck blinds or busting trails through tall grass, hunters know that autumn is the greatest of seasons to enjoy the outdoors.


Now those who prefer the comfort of their automobiles can get in on the action too, right where countless hunters enjoy their favorite time of year.

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