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Woman identified in Granite Falls killing, authorities still seeking person of interest

GRANITE FALLS — Law enforcement is continuing the investigation into the Monday morning shooting death of a 26-year-old Granite Falls woman and continues to look for a person of interest in the case, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Law enforcement has not released the name of the woman, but multiple sources say it was Kara Ann Monson who was killed.

The public is being asked to help locate Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, in connection to the homicide. He is believed to be driving a 1996 brown GMC Sierra pickup with a topper and Minnesota license plate number 032-GGL.

The Department of Public Safety statement reiterates that Dikken should not be approached as he may be armed and dangerous. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about Dikken’s location is asked to contact the Granite Falls Police Department, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, or call 911.

Monson was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds, and a 28-year-old man was critically injured and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. A spokeswoman at HCMC said she had no information on his condition.

Monson is listed in county property tax records as the owner of the home where the shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. Monday, and a Granite Falls funeral home announced Monson’s death Tuesday afternoon.

Also, Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski named her in a Star Tribune report.

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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