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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
November 11, 2013
Clarkfield woman questioned in S.D. homicide faces child endangerment charge
GRANITE FALLS — A woman who has admitted to disposing of the bodies of her two infant children is being charged with a gross misdemeanor offense for allegedly pointing a gun at her head as she held her 9-month-old child. Yellow Medicine County filed a charge on Nov. 4 of...
November 11, 2013 - 7:23pm
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
No plea, prosecutor to convene grand jury in Granite Falls double homicide
GRANITE FALLS — Prosecutors refused to hear Andrew Joseph Dikken’s offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting...
October 30, 2013 - 9:15am
October 17, 2013
Dikken offers to plead guilty to second degree murder charges
GRANITE FALLS — Andrew Joseph Dikken is offering to plead guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, according to a motion filed Wednesday...
October 17, 2013 - 3:12pm
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 19, 2013
Bail set at $3 million in Granite Falls double homicide
GRANITE FALLS -- Unconditional bail was set at $3 million this morning for double homicide suspect Andrew Dikken. Yellow Medicine County Attorney...
September 19, 2013 - 10:44am
September 18, 2013
Before he died, Granite Falls homicide victim ID'd Dikken as shooter
GRANITE FALLS – Andrew Dikken entered the home of Kara Monson in Granite Falls sometime after 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and began shooting her and...
September 18, 2013 - 3:09pm
September 17, 2013
Granite Falls homicide suspect in custody after family members bring him in
GRANITE FALLS – The suspect wanted in the double homicide in Granite Falls is in custody after family members brought him to the Renville...
September 17, 2013 - 9:45pm
Granite Falls homicide suspect in custody
GRANITE FALLS -- The suspect in the Granite Falls double homicide is in custody. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten confirmed Tuesday...
September 17, 2013 - 8:06pm
September 11, 2013
Arrest warrant issued for Dikken in Granite Falls double homicide
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for the former boyfriend of a Granite Falls woman who was fatally shot along...
September 11, 2013 - 12:52pm
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 9, 2013
Family to remember, celebrate shooting victim Kara Monson's life today
GRANITE FALLS — Kara Monson's surviving family members are focused on celebrating her life at a memorial being held this morning at the...
September 9, 2013 - 11:42pm
September 8, 2013
Second victim dies in Granite Falls, Minn., shooting
WILLMAR - The second victim in a shooting last week in Granite Falls apparently has died. KARE 11 TV reported Sunday afternoon that Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was hospitalized in critical condition...
September 8, 2013 - 5:01pm
Second victim dies in Granite Falls, Minn., shooting; Dikken still at large
WILLMAR -- A second victim has died following a shooting at a Granite Falls home early on the morning of Labor Day. KARE 11 TV reported Sunday...
September 8, 2013 - 12:27am