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Andrew Joseph Dikken is sought by law enforcement in a Granite Falls homicide and attempted homicide. Anyone who spots him should call 911 and not approach him. "He took someone's life and gravely injured another," Police Chief Russ Blue said. "We have to think that he's dangerous."

Granite Falls police chief says man wanted in homicide must be considered dangerous


GRANITE FALLS — The search for Andrew Joseph Dikken continued Friday as law enforcement officials follow leads on the man sought in a Granite Falls homicide and attempted homicide.

The search for Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, formerly of Renville, began Monday after the early morning shooting death of Kara Ann Monson, 26, in her Granite Falls home. Monson's friend, Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls, was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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