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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

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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.

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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.

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