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Published June 19, 2013, 06:05 PM

Children playing on highway 75 prompts call to social services

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A scare for Moorhead police after receiving a report of nearly naked young children, playing in the middle of a busy highway.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A scare for Moorhead police after receiving a report of nearly naked young children, playing in the middle of a busy highway.

The call came in late this morning when someone spotted two children, ages two and three, in the middle of highway 75 in North Moorhead. Both children were only wearing diapers and had escaped from the family's home while the parents were asleep.

Police say the kids have been returned to their parents but the family is working with social services.

Lt. Tory Jacobson, Moorhead Police: “Highway 75 has a lot of heavy traffic, trucks. Any public street is scary especially for little children like that. So we certainly appreciate that there was someone who contacted us immediately.”

Moorhead police also responded to a similar but separate incident around that same time where they found a one-year-old and three-year-old playing in the street around Village Green.

Both investigations are ongoing.

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