1 dead after St. Croix River anglers argue

Wisconsin authorities are looking for three men in connection with a fatal stabbing involving fishermen on the St. Croix River.

Peter Kelly, a married father of five from Wisconsin, died in the confrontation late Tuesday that started with an argument across the river that separates Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson said three men on the Minnesota side drove over to confront the anglers in Wisconsin at Interstate Park. Kelly, 34, of St. Croix Falls, Wis. was stabbed and died a short time later.

The man suspected of stabbing Kelly and one of the other men were in a small to mid-sized sedan. The third man was in a blue or light colored Chevy S-10 with a Tonneau cover. That man had a dog with him named Gunnar that may have been a golden retriever, a yellow Labrador retriever or a similar breed, police said.

"Both of the vehicles had Minnesota plates, and since putting out this information, we have been getting several tips that we're following up on," Johnson said. "And there's other evidence that we found at the scene. I'm confident that in the end we will identify who was responsible for this."

Johnson asked anyone with information about the men to contact authorities.

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