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Lost in rural Carlton: Corn maze signals fall

Surrounded by 8 lush acres of corn at the Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in rural Carlton, Angela Line noted there were 21 leaves on a mature corn stalk.

"We know when the end of summer is coming," Line said. "We count the leaves."

The corn maze opened last weekend and is taking visitors through Oct. 30, generally on Thursdays and Fridays after 4 p.m. and weekends beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is $8 (cash or check only). It's wheelchair-accessible.

Now in its sixth year, the corn maze takes more than an hour to complete the circuit. This year, Line used a machete and lawn mower to create a course honorin...