Artillery shell lands in front yard

PILLAGER, Minn. (AP) - April 23, 2009

An artillery shell landed on Rich and Kathy Nelson's property in Pillager, Minn.

The more than 100-pound round flew over the couple's garage and damaged some trees earlier this month.

Officials at nearby Camp Ripley say no one was hurt and the couple wasn't home.

But a constructor's crew installing cabinets was taking a break at the time.

Camp Ripley is changing its artillery range procedures following the mishap.

Officials say a defense contractor was conducting test firings when the shell flew nearly a-half mile off base property.

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