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Prosecutors have been granted the opportunity to collect DNA from Andrew Dikken, the Granite Falls man accused of shooting and killing two people last month. Authorities want Dikken’s DNA to compare to DNA found on a tool used to cut the gas lines at the Granite Falls home where two people were murdered last month.

Gas lines had been cut in shooting victim's home

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GRANITE FALLS — Gas lines in the home where Kara Monson and Chris Panitzke were fatally shot had been cut, it was revealed in district court in Granite Falls on Thursday.


Andrew Dikken, 28, of Renville, made his second appearance in court on two, second degree intentional murder charges in the Sept. 2 shootings of Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Pantizke, 28, of Redwood Falls.

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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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