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Yellow Medicine County
July 24, 2014
Brothers charged in shooting near Granite Falls did not know victim
GRANITE FALLS –– Two brothers from Balaton were charged Thursday in connection with a shooting last week in Granite Falls and are being held on $100,000 bail in the Yellow Medicine County Jail. Devin Donald Hexum, 21, of Balaton faces two felony charges — attempted murder in...
July 24, 2014 - 11:41pm
Two brothers arrested in connection with shooting near Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS –– Two brothers from rural Balaton are in jail and awaiting arraignment in Yellow Medicine County District Court in connection with a shooting incident last week in Granite Falls that seriously injured a man. The suspects, who are identified by Yellow Medicine County...
July 24, 2014 - 12:23am
July 23, 2014
Suspects in Granite Falls shooting are in custody after police chase Tuesday
GRANITE FALLS ––Two suspects in a shooting incident last week in Granite Falls that seriously injured a man are in custody in Yellow Medicine County following a 45-minute chase Tuesday. The individuals are being held in connection with the July 18 shooting of a man south of...
July 23, 2014 - 3:03pm
July 10, 2014
Yellow Medicine County adopts plan to replace courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — On a 3-1 vote, the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners adopted a plan calling for replacing an aged courthouse and...
July 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
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
Dikken pleads to pre-meditated murder, to serve life without possibility of parole
MONTEVIDEO — Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Sept. 2 fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Chris Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls. District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Dikken after accepting...
June 30, 2014 - 3:27pm
June 24, 2014
Renville County takes brunt of high-water problems in western Minn.
OLIVIA — With seven of its nine roads crossing the Minnesota River closed, Renville County has taken the brunt of the problems associated with the heavy June rains. It will be days before all of the roads can reopen, but things are improving, according to Renville County Public...
June 24, 2014 - 11:28pm
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
Judge sets timeline for defense motions in Dikken murder trial
GRANITE FALLS — The man charged with killing his former girlfriend and her friend last fall in her Granite Falls home appeared in court briefly on Friday ahead of a September jury trial. Attorneys for Andrew Dikken were given until July 3 to file any motions seeking to use any...
June 20, 2014 - 10:59pm
May 28, 2014
YM County selects contractor for courthouse project
GRANITE FALLS — A path is starting to take shape towards building a new facility to replace and raze the 1889 courthouse and a 1970’s addition to it in Yellow Medicine County. The county board of commissioners selected the Contegrity Group Inc. of Little Falls to serve as general...
May 28, 2014 - 12:21am
May 27, 2014
YM County ponders vets program: What they need most
GRANITE FALLS — Veterans struggling with a return to civilian life could get the housing and training they need for a new career on the campus of a Minnesota West Community and Technical College. That is a proposal the Veteran’s Service officer for Yellow Medicine County is pursuing...
May 27, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 13, 2014
Yellow Medicine County delays choice on general contractor for courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County’s Board of Commissioners delayed selecting which of two firms to serve as general contractor for a...
May 13, 2014 - 11:12pm
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
April 22, 2014
Yellow Medicine County showcasing new government center with open house today
GRANITE FALLS — Workers at Minnesota’s visitor information centers are well practiced at answering the question: “How do I get to…?’’ Janel...
April 22, 2014 - 5:00am
April 21, 2014
There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge
GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get? Stories...
April 21, 2014 - 4:00am