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This week's headlines...
Suspect in stabbing turns himself in
Sexual assault charges filed against former jailer

Board amenable to bus contract

Pine Park getting all perked up

"You just have to be decent to folks"

Committee hopes to address fund concerns

Woman bites ex; busted for meth

Legions band together to support oversea troops

Event coordinator reports to council

City continues to pay for the "sins of the father"

Taylors Falls approves fire contract, new benches

TF sees more truck trouble on the horizon

New Director gets down to business

River Association receives AIS grant

Dresser man enters wrong home, picks a fight

Amery man receives fourth OWI on the way to AA meeting

Hullabaloo over possible scandal

Big new building coming to Milltown

Residents will be able to pay village bills online

Luck lemonade stand profits playground

Informant helps bust two men on meth charges

Luck Area ACS "Sole Burner" Walk/Run plans shaping up

By Lynda Berg Olds
Levi Connor Acre-Kendall Kendall, 19, of Cambridge, Minn., turned himself in Thursday afternoon following the fatal stabbing of Peter Kelly, 34, of St. Croix Falls on Tuesday night. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on first-degree reckless homicide charges.
It was shortly after 3:00 p.m. on April 16, when accompanied by his attorney, Acre-Kendall turned himself in.
The two vehicles involved have also been located. The other two men who were with Acre-Kendall at the time of the stabbing have also been identified and were interviewed.
Acre-Kendall will make his initial court appearance on Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Judge Molly GaleWyrick’s Branch I Courtroom.
(See the Ledger page for the rest of the story.)
Eagles pick up double wins, one loss

Unity tracksters take the gold at Webster

Saints undiscouraged after early game blues

Saints dominate, are dominated at doubleheader
Cash bond, speedy trial set in stabbing homicide
By Lynda Berg Olds
The crowded courtroom was tense as everyone waited for defendant Levi Acre-Kendall to be brought in by jailers. Acre-Kendall stands accused of reckless homicide in the brutal murder of St. Croix Falls’ Peter Kelly. Security was tight and all who entered the halls of the Polk County Justice Center had to clear 
​(See the Ledger page for the rest of the story.)