GRANITE FALLS — Unconditional bail was set at $3 million this morning for double homicide suspect, 28-year old Andrew Dikken of Granite Falls and formerly of Renville. Dikken is charged in the shooting deaths of 26-year old Kara Monson of Granite Falls and 28-year old Chris Panitzke of Redwood Falls. Dikken, made his first appearance this morning in Yellow Medicine County District Court in Granite Falls on two charges of second-degree murder. Dikken was the subject of a two-week manhunt after the Sept. 2 shootings at Monson’s Granite Falls home and has been held since Tuesday in the Yellow Medicine County Jail. Dikken showed up at his parents’ Renville home Tuesday afternoon and they immediately turned him in to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office in Olivia. Panitzke made a 911 call from the scene at Monson’s home and identified Dikken as the shooter to officers, saying “Andy” Dikken had entered the house and started shooting at them as they slept.


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