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Loch Ness monster ordered to leave Wisconsin river
In this Monday, April 30, 2012 file photo, a sculpture resembling the Loch Ness monster rises out of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources views the sculpture as an illegal obstruction to a navigable waterway and wants it removed. A person claiming to be the creator emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Thursday, May 3, 2012 and said the sculpture would be removed in the next 10 days. AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Dan Reiland.


EAU CLAIRE, WIS (AP).- The Loch Ness monster is on vacation in Wisconsin — and state officials want the legendary lady to leave.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Dan Baumann says a sculpture of Nessie is illegally obstructing the Chippewa River in Eau Claire and must be removed by the person who placed it there.

The sculpture's creator remains a mystery, although a person who anonymously emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Thursday (http://bit.ly/ILl70C ) said it would be removed within 10 days.

Retailer Menards says it would like to acquire the guerrilla art and that the monster could make her home in retention ponds at the home improvement chain's Eau Claire property.

The Loch Ness monster was first "spotted" at Loch Ness, a waterway some 10 miles south of Inverness, Scotland, in 1933.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.






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