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3 missing Tennessee children found in Minnesota, parents arrested

They were located in Cass County.
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An endangered child alert has been canceled after three children who went missing from Tennessee earlier this week were found safe in Minnesota. 

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the children were found with their non-custodial parents in Cass County, Minnesota. The parents have been arrested. 

The TBI issued an endangered child alert Wednesday after the children went missing, with their parents suspected of taking them out of Van Buren County in Tennessee on Tuesday.  

"They may traveling to Minnesota in a white SUV," the TBI said in the alert. 

The children were identified as 6-year-old Analia Essex, 2-year-old Abigail Christian, and 1-year-old Michale Christian, with the TBI saying their parents, Amanda Essex and Michale Dale Christian, were wanted for custodial interference. 

An Endangered Child Alert issued in Tennessee means that law enforcement believes "there is a concern for a child's safety," whereas an Amber Alert is when a child is believed to be in "imminent danger." 

Cass County is located in central Minnesota and includes the cities of Pine River, Backus, Walker, Hackensack and Remer, among others. But it's unclear where the children were found in the county. 

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