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.
A 62-year-old Maple Plain man is dead after his ATV crashed into a wide load tractor trailer late Monday night near Grand Rapids in northern Minnesota, the state patrol said. According to the patrol, Brian Johnson was going southbound on Highway 65 just south of Pengilly, Minn., when he crossed over and collided with the wide load trailer that was going northbound in the other lane.
St. Cloud police are investigating after a 72-year-old woman died early Saturday morning from multiple stab wounds. Authorities were called to the scene at 3:58 a.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of 33rd Avenue South. Lois Arlene Omeara was found dead, and Dean Allan Friese, 52, of St. Cloud, was arrested and booked at the Stearns County Jail on homicide charges.
Hennepin County officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a bus this week as a 64-year-old St. Louis Park man. Mark Gregory Best was killed Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the crosswalk at the time.
An 8-year-old boy riding a scooter in New Germany, Minn., on Friday night died after a car hit him, police say. The Carver County Sheriff Department responded to call of a child struck by a vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the area of State Avenue and Monroe Street in the town located an hour west of Minneapolis. Investigators say 8-year-old Lorenzo Cotto was riding a scooter in the street in front of his relative’s house when he was hit.
A 40-year-old Forest Lake man died Friday afternoon in Oak Grove when his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection, authorities said. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of Vikings Boulevard and University Avenue.
Two men are now dead in a Roseville murder-suicide, according to police.
Photos of the tree that killed an Eden Prairie woman earlier this summer were released on Wednesday. From the outside of the tree, there were no signs of disease. But the Eden Prairie police photos show the wood inside of the 90-year-old Basswood was decaying.
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.
Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.
A 38-year-old Eveleth man is dead after officials say he was hit by a train in northeastern Minnesota. The Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call just before 3 a.m. Sunday in Mountain Iron.
The family of a man killed by police claim that he was handcuffed and Tasered before being shot. Brooklyn Center police won’t comment on that accusation, but said the shooting was the result of a traffic stop on Shingle Creek Blvd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday afternoon on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview, Minn., according to authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrived on the scene at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle driving northbound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I, collided with an adult male.
Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.
Chanting “no justice, no peace” a group of a couple of dozen protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Organizers demand justice for 22-year-old Terrence Franklin who was killed by Minneapolis police in a basement shootout in Uptown back on May 10. Police said Franklin shot and injured two Minneapolis officers.