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Dakota Spotlight Podcast

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Dakota Spotlight is a deep-dive and 'slow burn' True Crime podcast from and about the upper midwest. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications

Dakota Spotlight is a deep-dive and 'slow burn' True Crime podcast from and about the upper midwest. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications

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Dakota Spotlight is a deep-dive and 'slow burn' True Crime podcast from and about the upper midwest. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications

Language:

English

Contact:

6054501801


Episodes

A Murder in Minot

9/8/2020
A kindergarten teacher masterminds a brutal murder and shows no remorse. In this special, stand-alone episode we learn about a macabre crime from the true north. In 2015, Angila Wilder was brutally murdered in her home while her 2 year old child slept just down the hall. True crime author C.J. Wynn meets with Dakota Spotlight to discuss this crime. links: Dakota Spotlight online https://www.inforum.com/dakota-spotlight/ Podcast newsletter:...

Duration:00:38:03

6 - Escape to the Movies

8/16/2020
Episode 6: In a 2020 interview, the girl with the little red car tells all. Learn about Misty Jones, her early path to a party life and her personal struggles since the Erickstad homicides. We get answers about Rick Storhaug, Ryan Werner and what went on inside the house on Sweet and Seventh Finally Misty recounts and explains that fateful night in 1998.

Duration:01:35:52

5 - A Sick Salute

8/15/2020
Episode 5: Not unlike Cinderella’s slipper, a bloody shoe fits and Robert and Brian are apprehended and returned to North Dakota to await trial. The search for the fugitives may be over but the insanity is just beginning. ‘Manson-like’ and disturbing, the East Sweet crew ramp up their support for the killers ten-fold with sick salutes, love letters and an inconceivable act of disrespect towards the victims’ families. Former Police detectives Bob Haas and Lloyd Halvorson shake their heads...

Duration:01:44:11

4 - One of these days

8/14/2020
Episode 4: While Detective Bob Haas and the medical examiner start putting the pieces together, detective Steve Lundin has a very frustrating second interview with Misty’s boyfriend Rick Storhaug. Timeline: Follow along as we dissect the many antics the East Sweet crew were up to on Wednesday, September 16th, 1998 - the last 12 hours before the crime. A darker side of Robert Lawrence’s character emerges from original police interviews and a present day interview with one of the...

Duration:01:06:03

3 - Patience Pays Off

8/13/2020
Episode 3: As a key witness is patiently questioned by the police, the awful truth finally floats to the surface and the 'innocence' of Bismarck, North Dakota begins to slowly drown. For many, it's never been quite the same since half of the Bismarck Police department traveled 40 miles south of Mandan in search of two homicide victims. A hysterical and terrified woman rushes into the Police Department at 4 am Saturday, terrified for her own safety. She’s got more information about the...

Duration:01:20:05

2 - Never Ever Narc

8/12/2020
Episode 2: When Bismarck police detective Lloyd Halvorson learned that 18 year old Brian Erickstad and 27 year old Robert Lawrence were wanted for questioning, he knew exactly where to go: the corner of Sweet and 7th in downtown Bismarck. It should have been easy to find answers. All they had to do was interview a few teenagers, friends of the suspects and police would learn who may have been involved and most urgent and important, if they were killed, where were bodies of Gordon and...

Duration:01:50:18

1 - A Little Red Car

8/11/2020
Season 3, Episode 1. On a quiet Friday morning in September of 1998 a 17 year old girl named Aimee walked into the Police Department in Bismarck, North Dakota. The young woman said she wasn’t exactly sure, but she had a hunch that her 18 year old boyfriend Brian might have hurt his mother and father. Not a problem, said Bismarck Police, a simple welfare check would set this story straight. ‘The story’ wasn’t set straight though. But what exactly had happened? And where were the boy’s...

Duration:01:32:06

Coming Soon

6/10/2020
Join me, James Wolner, and Forum Communications for Dakota Spotlight Season 3, as we take a closer look into one the most puzzling crimes in North Dakota history. Hear first-hand accounts, original police interviews and much more. Scheduled for release later this summer, Season 3 will be available anywhere you get your podcasts. AND be on the lookout for additional content, video footage and other extras exclusively at InForum.com https://www.forumcomm.com/ https://dakotaspotlight.com/

Duration:00:06:28

Zeeland (9) – Sebastian Speaks Out

3/10/2020
Episode 9 – Telephone interview with Sebastian Feist from federal prison. I was recently contacted by Sebastian Feist who had previously declined to speak with me about this story. In this episode I speak with Feist over the telephone. I ask him about his time in Zeeland, the crime, why the Zicks needed to be killed and many other things. To view a video of 18 year old Sebastian Feist (and his brother Dave) being led into the county jail (and hundreds of photos) become a patron at...

Duration:01:07:45

Zeeland (8) – update – Love Letters & Murder Ballads

2/9/2020
In this update episode, Dakota Spotlight interviews Peter Hicks of Sleepy Driver who very generously allowed me to use their songs and musical arrangements in Season 2, ZEELAND, the Untold Story of Wade and Ellen Zick, their lives and their tragic murders in 1976. Peter shares his thoughts on songwriting, sources of inspiration for lyrics and more. Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com Listen to James and Mike Wald in...

Duration:01:07:46

Zeeland (7) – Crossing the Street

1/22/2020
Episode Seven Chapter 28 – Guns and Piggy Banks photos Chapter 29 – California Dreaming photos Chapter 30 – No Different Than You photos Chapter 31 – Crossing the Street photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Premium Content – Videos, Photos, Deleted Scenes, Documents may be found at...

Duration:01:34:11

Zeeland (6) – Flip a Coin

1/21/2020
Episode Six – Flip a Coin Chapter 23 – Valentines Day photos Chapter 24 – County Jail photos Chapter 25 – Strong Coffee and Nazi’s photos Chapter 26 – Worse than Death photos Chapter 27 – David Feist photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Never miss another episode: sign up for free news & updates at...

Duration:01:38:34

Zeeland (5) – Caramel Rolls

1/20/2020
Episode 5 Chapter 20 – Caramel Rolls photos Chapter 21 – Say Something photos Chapter 22 – Its About Time photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Never miss another episode: sign up for free news & updates at https://dakotaspotlight.com/newsletter-and-updates/ Podcast Website: https://dakotaspotlight.com/ Premium...

Duration:01:40:24

Zeeland (4) – Pink Slip

1/18/2020
Episode 4 – Pink Slip Chapter 14 – Sunland photos Chapter 15 – The House on Third Street photos Chapter 16 – Sour Cream and Salsa photos Chapter 17 – Standing Room Only photos Chapter 18 – Pink Slip photos Chapter 19 – Two Brothers and a Friend photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Never miss another episode: sign up...

Duration:01:32:32

Zeeland (3) – Z is for ZICK

1/17/2020
Episode 3 Chapter 9 – Until Dawn photos Chapter 10 – Z is for Zick photos Chapter 11 – First Daylight photos Chapter 12 – Hitchhiker photos Chapter 13 – Windows of Darkness photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Never miss another episode: sign up for free news & updates at...

Duration:01:46:52

Zeeland (2) – No Banker Tomorrow

1/16/2020
Episode Two Chapter 5 – Party Line photos Chapter 6 – We Think We Found Something photos Chapter 7 – No Banker Tomorrow photos Chapter 8 – Ellen Thompson photos Music by Peter Hicks, performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory’ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Podcast Website: https://dakotaspotlight.com/ Premium Content – Videos, Photos, Deleted Scenes, Documents may be found at...

Duration:01:42:15

Zeeland (1) – A Deed Without A Name

1/15/2020
Episode One Chapter 1 – A Deed Without a Name photos Chapter 2 – Sunday Morning Sidewalks photos Chapter 3 – Unmade Beds photos Chapter 4 – Search Party photos Music by Peter Hicks – performed by Sleepy Driver Check out Sleepy Driver on sleepydriver.bandcamp.com ‘To God be the Glory‘ sung by the Sunday School kids at St Peter’s church, Chaffee, North Dakota Podcast Website: https://dakotaspotlight.com/ Premium Content – Videos, Photos, Deleted Scenes, Documents may be found at...

Duration:01:46:57

Bonus – The little town that could

11/16/2019
While waiting on Season 2 to be released, I’m releasing an edited version of a story I did in 2015 about a young boy with a dream, and the town that got behind him in 1976. Also a short word on Season 2.

Duration:01:39:03

Dakota Oil Protests – Correction

11/10/2019
Hello Everyone, This is just a very quick message to listeners to make a correction, or at the very least offer an apology and explanation for something that was brought to my attention regarding Season One, The story of Victor Newberry. I received some criticism which I think is well founded, now that I’ve gone back and listened, and understand how a particular segment was received. I really botched something, and I want to explain. In episode three, You’re a dead man, I described the...

Duration:00:04:05

Victor Newberry Update

10/5/2019
In this update about Victor Newberry I share the difficulties I experienced when attempting to speak with anyone at the Morton County State’s attorney’s office about Victor’s case. I also interview Andy Zachmeier, Morton County Commissioner (And Police officer) who shares his thoughts on Victor’s death. Music by Julia Kent Send tips or ideas Newsletter and Updates Support Dakota Spotlight https://dakotaspotlight.com/support dakotaspotlight.com

Duration:00:58:36