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June 29, 2015
Homicide suspects who fled Colorado caught in Cass County
CASS LAKE -- Two suspects who fled Colorado after the death of their 4-week-old daughter were apprehended without incident Monday in northern Minnesota. According to a press release from Parachute, Colo., Police Chief Cary Parmenter, the Cass County Sheriff's Office and Leech...
June 29, 2015 - 10:38pm
May 10, 2015
Son in custody after Elk River police officer found dead in double homicide
ST. MICHAEL — Two men, one of them an off-duty Elk River police officer, were found dead in an apparent double homicide Saturday night. According to a news release from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the officer, identified as 49-year-old Todd Besser of Otsego, and his son,...
May 10, 2015 - 11:06pm
January 28, 2015
23 die from intimate violence in 2014
ST. PAUL — The T-shirts were nestled together in adult and child sizes, and each featured a photo — the smiling faces of Komel Crowley and...
January 28, 2015 - 8:47pm
December 22, 2014
Montevideo Police hope to solve year-old murder case
MONTEVIDEO — Today is the one year anniversary of a homicide in Montevideo that remains unsolved, although authorities remain hopeful of resolving...
December 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
September 29, 2014
Mourners gather to remember Bearson
SARTELL — While authorities investigate the death of 18-year-old North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson, about 1,250 people gathered...
September 29, 2014 - 11:26pm
September 26, 2014
NDSU says killing of Sartell student might be school’s first homicide
FARGO, N.D. — The killing of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson is believed to be the first “incident of this nature” at North Dakota State University, where Bearson was a freshman, a university official said in a statement Friday.
September 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
September 25, 2014
NDSU student’s death ruled homicidal violence
MOORHEAD – There are still many questions in the death of Thomas Gregory Bearson, but police got one answer on Thursday. Someone killed him. Who that someone is remains a mystery, said Lt. Tory Jacobson of the Moorhead Police Department. “At this time, we have no suspect...
September 25, 2014 - 11:51pm
July 2, 2014
Warwick gets life: Parole possible in 30 years in killing of grandmother
WILLMAR — Roughly eight years after Robert Warwick penned a narrative calling his grandmother his “hero’’ for always doing the right thing, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in her death. Warwick, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar...
July 2, 2014 - 10:50pm
July 1, 2014
Dikken begins serving life sentence
ST. CLOUD — Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, began serving his life sentence without the possibility of parole at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2 shootings of Kara Monson,...
July 1, 2014 - 10:37pm
June 30, 2014
Family of murder victims speak as Dikken sentenced to life without parole
MONTEVIDEO — Not long before he fatally shot Kara Monson and Chris Panitzke, Andrew Dikken sent a cryptic text to Monson’s family stating...
June 30, 2014 - 11:30pm
June 23, 2014
Prosecutors in murder trial seek to use Panitzke's 911 call naming Dikken as shooter
GRANITE FALLS — Shot five times at close range, Christopher Panitzke told a 911 dispatcher that he was dying. When Panitzke called for help, he also said that he knew who shot him. “Andy Dikken,’’ he told the dispatcher, 11 words into the call. The prosecution in the first-degree...
June 23, 2014 - 11:13pm
June 20, 2014
Hearing today for Andrew Dikken in double murder case
GRANITE FALLS — There is a pretrial hearing this afternoon for Andrew Dikken in the first-degree murder case against him for the September slayings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls. The hearing is before District Judge...
June 20, 2014 - 7:00am
May 6, 2014
Mother of infants in homicide case sentenced to jail, probation in separate case
GRANITE FALLS – The mother of two infants at the center of a South Dakota homicide investigation went directly to jail today on Minnesota charges...
May 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
February 27, 2014
Brainerd woman gets 50 months for striking, killing bicyclist
WALKER, Minn. -- A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for fatally striking a bicyclist with her car in October in East Gull Lake. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie said Kerri Marie Zelinske pleaded guilty Jan. 27...
February 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 15, 2014
Granite Falls homicide suspect to pursue mental health defense
GRANITE FALLS — Attorneys for Andrew Dikken are seeking to raise a mental health defense in his upcoming trial on first-degree murder charges...
February 15, 2014 - 5:00am