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Dikken pleads to pre-meditated murder, to serve life without possibility of parole


MONTEVIDEO — Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Sept. 2 fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Chris Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls.

District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Dikken after accepting his guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree murder in district court in Montevideo on Monday.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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