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Published June 18, 2013, 12:30 PM

Feds investigate child death on North Dakota reservation

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota.

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says that agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are looking into the "mysterious" death last Thursday. Authorities aren't releasing details, citing the ongoing investigation.

The effectiveness of child protection services on the reservation has been the subject of debate for more than a year. The BIA took over child protection services last fall following criticism that the tribe had failed to protect vulnerable children.

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