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Missing boys found, mother arrested

The Superior Police Department said three young boys and their mother, reported missing last week, were found safe early today in Ashland. Police arrested the mother for interfering with a custody case.

Colleen Larson, and her children, ages 6, 10 and 11, were found at a shelter in Ashland, Superior police said in a news release. Police had asked for the public's help in locating the family, from Rush City, Minn., after they were reported missing Friday.

The family had last been seen in Superior on Thursday, apparently headed for Ashland, police said. Police also had said that Larson may have "medical issues that may or may not cause danger to the children." Officers have not specified the nature of those issues.

The family was located at about 1 a.m. Police took the children into custody and arrested Larson on charges of obstructing and interference with custody by a parent. Police said they would make a decision on formal charges later this week after consulting with Douglas County prosecutors.