Drivers do a lot of double takes along I-35 in the south metro, where a life-sized shark statue is on a hillside next to a replica submarine, rocket ship and something resembling a Martian vehicle. They’re there to draw attention to Hot Sam’s, an antique shop overlooking an eclectic salvage yard that’s been nicknamed an “antique theme park.”
Three local brothers are taking the art of snowman making to a whole new level. For the third year in a row, the Bartz brothers – Connor, Trevor and Austin – are making a snow sculpture in their yard in New Brighton. Every year they choose to make an aquatic animal out of snow. In the past, they’ve created a pufferfish and a walrus out of the white stuff. But this year, you could say they’re jumping the shark.
A couple of dogs swimming with sharks let the sharks know they are not to be messed with.