Mother Nature is putting more pigment in her paintbrush this fall as abundant moisture and ideal temperatures are predicted to produce a stunning fall color display in Minnesota and parts of North Dakota. Maple leaves are already showing yellow and orange, and the sumacs are turning a brilliant crimson red at Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids, Minn. "We've had a good amount of moisture, and I anticipate a very good fall color season here," said Jeff Fjestad, assistant park manager. Moisture is a major influence on leaf coloring, and there's been plenty of it this year.
FARGO, N.D. -- The FBI is investigating the cause of a bathroom fire that forced a Compass Airlines jet to make an emergency landing Wednesday at Fargo's Hector International Airport. None of the 69 passengers aboard the 76-seat jet was injured when it landed at 10:44 p.m. without incident, Northwest Airlines spokesman Paul Skrbec said. Compass Airlines is a subsidiary of Northwest. The airplane, an Embraer 175, had been headed from Minneapolis-St.