The weather could not have more perfect over the weekend in Minnesota. And, sure, you can look at the fall colors. But there's nothing more 'Minnesota' than holding a football-watching tailgate party in the parking lot of a hockey rink. An enthusiastic group of Vikings jersey wearing fans took in the game before heading inside to see a Steele County Blades junior hockey game on Sunday afternoon in Owatonna.

1. FOOTBALL TAILGATE AT A HOCKEY GAME

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The Blades lost in a shootout Sunday versus the Minnesota Moose after beating the Hudson Havoc in a shootout the night before. Steele County hosts games Friday, October 22 at 7 pm, Saturday, October 23 at 2 pm, and Sunday, October 24 at 3 pm for your MEA Weekend entertainment plans.

2. DRIVE AROUND IN A CONVERTIBLE

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Granted this photo is from the recent Owatonna homecoming parade, but I saw quite a few people tooling around in convertibles over the weekend.

3. WALK THE DOG

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This darling pup took a break on a warm, sunny fall day. Conan is a Newfoundland puppy.

4. TAKE A HIKE (KAPLAN'S WOODS FEATURED HERE)

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Not meant in a mean way, venturing off into the woods is a great way to spend a nice fall day, whether walking or jogging.

5. SOCCER TOURNAMENT

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I drove by a schoolyard filled with soccer teams on Sunday. Considering it's mid October, the tournament was just as likely to be held in flurries as the dazzling day that was enjoyed by the participants.

6. COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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College football fans enjoyed games aplenty on Saturday, including a Gophers' win over Nebraska.

7. FALL COLORS

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