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Whether to leave your kids in the car when you run a quick errand can be a difficult decision for some parents, and there are no clear rules or guidelines for when it is/isn't OK. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION | FORUM COMMUNICATIONS

No child left behind? Leaving kids in car never advised, but not always illegal

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FARGO - The kids are strapped into their car seats. Maybe they're asleep. It's just a quick errand, a couple minutes in the store. Is it OK to leave them in the car?

The answer can be as gray as a pewter sedan.

It's a choice parents may make from time to time. Recently, two such decisions made news regionally when police became involved.

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