Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Multiple law enforcement agencies conduct a search Thursday afternoon for person of interest Andrew Dikken at the America's Best Value Inn, a hotel located on state Highway 28 in Glenwood. Law enforcement is seeking Dikken in connection with the Monday shooting death of Kara Ann Monson, 26, in her Granite Falls home. Photo courtesy of Tim Douglass, Pope County Tribune.

Dikken chase leads to Glenwood hotel search Thursday afternoon

Email

By Kelly Boldan and Tim Douglass

GLENWOOD — Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a search of a Glenwood hotel Thursday afternoon after a public tip about a person matching the description of a “person of interest” in the Monday shooting death of Kara Ann Monson, 26, in her Granite Falls home.

Advertisement

Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, has been sought in the homicide case and is still at large.

A 911 call to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a search this afternoon of the America’s Best Value Inn, a hotel located on state Highway 28 in Glenwood.

No one matching Dikken’s description was found at the hotel, according to Glenwood Police Chief Dale Danter.

The search was conducted about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and lasted about 45 minutes, Danter told the Pope County Tribune.

Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten confirmed in a message about 5 p.m. that Dikken was not in custody and that investigators were following all leads in the case.

Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls, remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds suffered in the same incident Monday.

Tim Douglass of the Pope County Tribune contributed to this report.

Advertisement
Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
(320) 235-1150
Advertisement
Advertisement