Giant shell rescued after Mississippi River voyage - KMSP-TV

Giant shell rescued after Mississippi River voyage

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photo courtesy Gary Meyer photo courtesy Gary Meyer
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Fox 9 overnight photojournalist Greg Kellogg spotted something peculiar floating down the Mississippi River in St. Paul early Tuesday morning – a giant shell, and it turns out, it's from a flooded playground on Harriet Island. The crew at Padelford Riverboats flexed their "mussels" to secure the floating shell, and the search is over.

Artist Geri Connelly created the giant sculpture, which is properly considered a mussel shell. She and her partner offered a $500 reward for the shell’s safe return.

Here is where the shell is supposed to reside:

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has declared a state of emergency as the city prepares for its worst flooding since 2001. The Mississippi River is expected to rise another 2 feet before cresting on Thursday, nearly 7 feet above flood stage.

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