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Man Gets Life In Prison For Granite Falls Double Murder

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to murdering his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend last September. Andrew Joseph Dikken pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

06/30/2014

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Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold Records

Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.

01/24/2014

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1 Dead In Head-On Crash In Olivia

A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.

11/29/2013

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Walking Theater To Showcase Granite Falls Main St.

Actors and musicians will present a walking theater production in downtown Granite Falls on Friday night. The production will highlight the history of Granite Falls’ Main Street and the western Minnesota town’s “Saturday Nights” of the 1940s and `50s.

10/04/2013

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Man Makes 1st Appearance In Granite Falls Fatal Shooting

After being on the run for 15 days, Andrew Dikken made his first appearance in court a couple of hours ago.

09/19/2013

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Man Charged In Granite Falls Double Murder

The man arrested in connection with the double murder in Granite Falls, Minn. has now been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the case.

09/18/2013

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Police: Granite Falls Double Homicide Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested the suspect in the Granite Falls double homicide. Andrew Joseph Dikken was taken into custody at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Renville County Sheriff’s Office in Olivia, Minn., according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Dikken was being sought in the Sept. 2 shooting deaths of Kara Ann Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Christopher Allen Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls.

09/17/2013

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Police Issue Warrant For Suspect In Granite Falls Double Homicide

An arrest warrant has been issued for the former boyfriend of a Granite Falls woman who was fatally shot along with another man.

09/11/2013

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2nd Person Dies In Granite Falls Shooting

A second person has died in a Granite Falls, Minn. shooting, according to the victim’s family.

09/08/2013

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Police Still Looking For Person Of Interest In Granite Falls Homicide

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday they’ve located the 1996 GMC Sierra pick-up truck that they believe belongs to Andrew Joseph Dikken, a person of interest in the case. Authorities said the truck was found in a remote location about five miles north of Belview, Minn.

09/04/2013

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Search For Possible Granite Falls Suspect Continues

Authorities continue to search for a man they believe has information about a fatal shooting in Granite Falls, Minn. and they’re asking for the public’s help to find him.

09/03/2013

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Person Of Interest Sought In Granite Falls Death

Minnesota authorities are looking for a man they believe has information about the killing of a woman in Granite Falls.

09/02/2013

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Flood Risk In Parts Of Minn. Increases To Normal

Recent snowfall has increased the risk of flooding to normal on parts of the Upper Minnesota and Mississippi River basins.

03/07/2013

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Motorist Killed After Semi Loses Oversized Load

A 61-year-old motorist was killed after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a semi truck’s oversized load in Chippewa County. The accident happened early Monday morning along Highway 59 north of Milan, Minn.

02/05/2013

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Patrol: Man Dies After Oversized Load Hits Bridge, Falls Off Semi

A 61-year-old man died Monday morning in central Minnesota after an oversized load on a semi hit an overhead railroad bridge and fell on a car, the State Patrol says.

02/04/2013

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