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Woman delivers baby outside St. Paul Park Police Department

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Hastings, 55033

Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Can't make it to the hospital to give birth? A mother could do worse than parking outside the local police station.

Paramedic-trained police officers from St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove arrived on-scene just after St. Paul Park woman Taylor Kreider had delivered a baby shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the back of a car outside the St. Paul Park police and fire departments. Police say Krieder, the baby's father and grandmother couldn't make it to St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul in time.

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Officers instructed Krieder to massage the baby -- who looked pale and was not crying when police arrived -- to promote oxygen flow and then, according to police, cut the newborn's umbilical cord.

The mother and baby were transported by Cottage Grove ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital.

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