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Death of 3-year-old Becker County boy under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy at a Maple Grove Township residence on Wednesday.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office dispatched EMS to the residence shortly after noon on the report of a child with a head injury.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes, then transferred to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, where he was pronounced dead.

The White Earth Police Department and Becker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident, with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to a news release from Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.

The boy’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

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