A three-year-old girl and her father were found safe in Utah near Salt Lake City.
They were last seen leaving the girl's aunt's house on Thursday.
The Star Tribune reported that the girl's mother was afraid her father had taken her because she was planning on moving the girl, Eva'Anne Delpaso, back to her home in St. Paul.
The father, Ankker Delpaso, has a court order forbidding him to have unsupervised contact with the Eva'Anne.
Police located them when a citizen saw the news report and remembered two people who resembled them at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
Kare 11 reported that they were officially identified by a surveillance photo.
Police then learned they boarded a plane to Denver before heading to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ankker Delpaso remains in the custody of Salt Lake City police.