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Toddler allegedly beaten by mother’s ex-boyfriend in north-central North Dakota

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FARGO — An 18-month-old boy from St. Michael, N.D., was transported to a Fargo hospital from Devils Lake after his mother's ex-boyfriend allegedly beat him Tuesday night, Jan. 1.

Federal authorities are investigating the incident, a spokesman for the FBI said. Fort Totten Police Department declined to comment on the case, and would not confirm if anyone was arrested.

The boy underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from his injuries, his aunt wrote on a fundraising page, adding that the boy is now in stable condition but has a long recovery ahead.

The family is asking for help with hotel expenses while his mother and siblings stay in Fargo.

A GoFundMe page has already raised more than $500.

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