March 11, 2015 07:57 PM
There were no injuries when a bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb outside the Hermantown Area Family Resource Center this afternoon.
The facility, which is on Miller Trunk Highway, was evacuated this morning after a parent noticed the object outside of the building. The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad responded to the scene and detonated the object around 12:30 p.m.
Hermantown Deputy Police Chief Shawn Padden said the pipe bomb appeared to be old and may have been there for a while. Authorities are testing powder that was in the object.
The Family Resource Center is operated by the Hermantown School District and offers pre-kindergarten and other programs.
Updated: March 11, 2015 07:57 PM
Created: March 11, 2015 12:47 PM
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