Call it fall, call it autumn - many folks look forward to the end of summer and the start of the cooler season that resides between summer and the end of the year.  The air gets cooler, the days grow a little shorter, and Mother Nature gets ready for winter to begin.

Fall - like most seasons - is easy to recognize when you're in the middle of it.  But like most things in life, there are no clear-cut lines to determine exactly where something ends and something else begins.

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So when does fall begin in the Northland?  Thankfully Mother Nature gives us a few clues to look for: