Police were monitoring the area for much of the day after the item was reported late morning Saturday morning.
Some residents in St. Cloud were evacuated after a suspicious object was found.
The St. Cloud Times reports (http://on.sctimes.com/13e2uM6 ) police were monitoring the area for much of the day after the item was reported late morning Saturday morning.
The Crow Wing County bomb squad destroyed the item at about 4:45 p.m. and police say it did contain explosives. They were not releasing any other details.
St. Cloud resident Corey Gaulrapp says he discovered the item, which he said he believes is a pipe bomb. He described the object as heavy and white with a fuse.
He says he picked up the object before realizing what it was and called police between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Police are still investigating.