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January 9, 2015
Dikken must pay restitution to families of his two murder victims
GRANITE FALLS — In what is essentially a postscript to the tragedy of a double homicide, a recent court order requires Andrew Dikken to make restitution totaling $67,480.31 to the families of his victims. The amount of restitution reflects direct costs incurred by the families...
January 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
June 27, 2014
Dikken is expected to plead guilty to murder
GRANITE FALLS — Just three days after his 29th birthday, Andrew Dikken is expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder and receive a life sentence for the fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Chris Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls. Dikken is scheduled to appear...
June 27, 2014 - 11:22pm
November 13, 2013
Grand jury indicts Dikken on six counts of first-degree murder
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County grand jury has indicted Andrew Joseph Dikken on six counts of first-degree murder in a September double...
November 13, 2013 - 11:32pm
Dikken indicted on six counts of first-degree murder for double homicide
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County grand jury has indicted Andrew Joseph Dikken on six counts of first-degree murder for the September...
November 13, 2013 - 12:11pm
October 30, 2013
Prosecutors reject Dikken plea
GRANITE FALLS — Prosecutors refused to hear Andrew Joseph Dikken’s offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of...
October 30, 2013 - 11:27pm
October 22, 2013
Hearing is set for murder suspect Andrew Dikken
GRANITE FALLS — The man charged in the Granite Falls double homicide last month is scheduled for a plea hearing next week, according to court...
October 22, 2013 - 11:05pm
October 3, 2013
Gas lines had been cut in shooting victim's home
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...
October 3, 2013 - 4:11pm
September 18, 2013
Shooting victim identified Dikken as assailant
GRANITE FALLS — Andrew Dikken entered the house of Kara Monson in Granite Falls sometime after 3 a.m. Sept. 2 and turned on the lights and began shooting her and Chris Panitzke as they were sleeping in a bed, according to the allegations in a criminal complaint filed Wed-nesday...
September 18, 2013 - 11:10pm
Just where was Andrew Dikken?
GRANITE FALLS – Authorities are still waiting to learn where Andrew Dikken, 28, has been since he became the focus of an extensive manhunt...
September 18, 2013 - 11:04pm
September 14, 2013
Redwood Falls community pays tribute to homicide victim Chris Panitzke
REDWOOD FALLS – A second rural community shocked by the shooting deaths of two young adults has joined to mourn one of the victims. Chris...
September 14, 2013 - 3:40pm
September 11, 2013
Sealed warrant seeks Dikken's arrest in double homicide
GRANITE FALLS — An arrest warrant has been issued for Andrew Dikken, 28, suspect in the fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite...
September 11, 2013 - 11:57pm
September 10, 2013
Law still searching for Andrew Joseph Dikken
GRANITE FALLS — Area law enforcement agencies are assisting the Granite Falls-based law agencies in their ongoing search for Andrew Dikken...
September 10, 2013 - 9:58am
September 6, 2013
Update: Law enforcement still looking for Dikken, following leads
GRANITE FALLS — The search for Andrew Joseph Dikken continued today as law enforcement officials continue to follow leads to find the “person...
September 6, 2013 - 3:10pm
September 4, 2013
Dikken vehicle found near Belview, he remains at-large
BELVIEW — Law enforcement investigators have located a vehicle believed to be driven by Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, the person...
September 4, 2013 - 12:15pm
September 3, 2013
Woman identified in Granite Falls, Minn., killing
GRANITE FALLS — Authorities investigating the Monday morning shooting death of a 26-year-old Granite Falls woman are still trying to locate...
September 3, 2013 - 11:32pm