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Editorial: Thank you to officials for continued search of Dikken

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opinion Willmar,Minnesota 56201
West Central Tribune
Editorial: Thank you to officials for continued search of Dikken
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

The search continues for Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, wanted in the shooting deaths of Kara Monson of Granite Falls and Christopher Panitzke of Redwood Falls.


It has been more than 10 days since law enforcement received a 911 call in the early morning hours of Labor Day about a shooting at Monson’s house in Granite Falls.

Dikken has not been seen since an appearance at a convenience store, shortly after the shooting on Sept. 2. His pickup was located on Sept. 4 at a remote location north of Belview.

Multiple law enforcement agencies been actively searching for Dikken since the beginning of the case. They have conducted multiple searches without success throughout the region, from the Minnesota River Valley areas to a Glenwood hotel.

This week law enforcement issued an warrant seeking Dikken’s arrest.

The Crime Stoppers of Minnesota Thursday announced a reward for the the arrest or apprehension of Dikken.

This has been a long search for law enforcement, but they have not given up.

The Granite Falls Police Department, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff ’s Officet, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, West Central Minnesota S.W.A.T. team and numerous other departments and agencies have all been involved in the search.

Thank you to all the individuals and their various departments for their search efforts to this point.

Granite Falls Police Chief Russ Blue said Thursday law enforcement is continuing to follow up on all information offered by the public.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts or location of Dikken are encouraged to call the Granite Falls Police Department or the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff ’s Office at 320-564-2129.