Kathy and Rich Nelson are still a little shell shocked after a stray 102-pound artillery shell
narrowly missed their house and plowed a path through their woods. The shell fired from Camp Ripley, Minn., was one of eight inert wax-filled rounds fired during a test by BAE Systems. The shell streaked over the Nelson home, startling three remodelers, two of whom were outside sawing cabinetry materials. "I was upstairs and had the window open and I heard this loud ppsshh, like a giant bottle rocket being set off, and it wasn't three seconds and it was right over us," said Loren Patnode of Patnode Custom Cabinets.