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Published August 21, 2010, 08:12 AM

ND mother accused of leaving son to go to bar

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo mother has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child after police say she left her 2-year-old son home alone while she went to a bar.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo mother has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child after police say she left her 2-year-old son home alone while she went to a bar.

Twenty-three-year-old Melanie Olson was arrested Friday morning at her apartment. She'd called police after returning home and realizing she didn't have her keys.

Court documents say Olson left her son asleep on her bed about 10 p.m. Thursday and went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. She got home about 3:30 a.m.

Court documents say the boy was asleep on the floor inside the bedroom door when Olson was finally able to get inside. He was sent to stay with a relative when Olson was arrested.

Olson appeared later Friday in Cass County District Court.

No number was listed for Olson.

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