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Season 7: The mysterious disappearence of Michele Julson. Season 6: Investigation into the 1993 unsolved disappearance of Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson. Kristin and Bob took a road trip to North Dakota and were never seen again. Law enforcement believe they were murdered. But by whom? Host James Wolner teams up with journalist Jeremy Fugleberg to tackle this long-running North Dakota mystery. Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives.

Season 7: The mysterious disappearence of Michele Julson. Season 6: Investigation into the 1993 unsolved disappearance of Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson. Kristin and Bob took a road trip to North Dakota and were never seen again. Law enforcement believe they were murdered. But by whom? Host James Wolner teams up with journalist Jeremy Fugleberg to tackle this long-running North Dakota mystery. Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives.

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Season 7: The mysterious disappearence of Michele Julson. Season 6: Investigation into the 1993 unsolved disappearance of Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson. Kristin and Bob took a road trip to North Dakota and were never seen again. Law enforcement believe they were murdered. But by whom? Host James Wolner teams up with journalist Jeremy Fugleberg to tackle this long-running North Dakota mystery. Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives.

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Episodes

Follow the Red Dirt Road - Call Me Shelly: The mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

11/24/2022
Episode 10: In this update episode: Can the red dirt on Shelly's car lead our investigation down the right road? Connecting the dots between clues in Shelly's cold case file and the red dust on her vehicle. In 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected back in just hours. Shelly never returned. What...

Duration:00:19:59

Frightened, followed, harassed - Call Me Shelly: the mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

11/2/2022
Episode 9: Vandalism, hang-up phone calls, strange occurrences, just before she vanished from the face of the earth Michele ‘Shelly’ Julson was feeling harassed. She told friends one person harassing her at work was a Bismarck, ND police officer named Donald Schaffer. In this episode we look into Donald Schaffer and learn about his violent past and criminal record. We also discuss some questions and comments from listeners. In 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his...

Duration:00:35:06

The Lady Vanishes: Interview with Alison Sandy

10/12/2022
In this stand-alone episode we do a follow up interview with Alison Sandy, journalist and producer of the Australian podcast The Lady Vanishes about the fascinating and captivating news being uncovered in the investigation into Marion Barter's disappearance. To date The Lady Vanishes podcast has had 13 million downloads and has helped bring many answers into whatever happened to Marion Barter who vanished after embarking on an international trip in 1997. Was Marion Barter a victim of a...

Duration:00:32:48

A Missing Mother's Son: Call Me Shelly, the mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

9/29/2022
Episode 8: Interview with Michele's son Jaden. Jaden speaks about his life without a mother, about his father and grandfather and more. Also in this episode we debunk an important claim made by Bismarck PD investigators. In 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected back in just hours. Shelly never...

Duration:00:41:28

Interview with Tony, Call Me Shelly: the mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

8/31/2022
In Episode 7 we meet Tony Hulm, former bartender at the burnt Creek Club. Tony was Shelly's on-again/off-again boyfriend at the time of her disappearance. Tony Hulm speaks about Shelly, about the alleged harassment she was experiencing and considers if Shelly Julson may have just chosen a new life elsewhere. In 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her...

Duration:00:36:11

Vacation update - Call Me Shelly: The mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

8/24/2022
We are taking a vacation break this week, but will be back next week with an interview with Tony Hulm, aka Burnt Creek Tony. This update episode includes a taste of that interview and the full recording of this season's theme song 'Magelena' by Wowza in Kalamazoo. Check them out at wowzainkalamazoo.bandcamp.com/ On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick...

Duration:00:07:14

Don't give up - Call Me Shelly - the mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

8/17/2022
In Episode 5 we meet Shelly's parents Wes and Linda Julson. Also, interview with retired Bismarck police officer Rob Carvell. Carvell shares his memories of responding to the call for service on Aug 2, 1994 when Richard and Kevin Woodworth reported Shelly missing. Carvell also re-opened Shelly's case in 2016. We also hear from a friend of Shelly's and that 'forty-year-old guy' that Shelly had planned to go camping with. On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son...

Duration:00:45:52

Stones Unturned - Call me Shelly: The mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

8/10/2022
In Episode 4: Retired Bismarck detective Bill Connor shares his thoughts and memories of working Shelly's case from 2005 to 2010. He talks about the We Fest sighting, the car being found at the Comfort Inn, Rick Snell, Tony Hulm and Kevin Woodworth. On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected...

Duration:00:40:55

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe - Call Me Shelly: The Mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

8/3/2022
On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected back in just hours. Shelly never returned. What happened to Shelly Julson? In Episode 3: Was Shelly one of 2 women partying with railroad workers and kicked out of the pool at the Comfort Inn? Why has a Burnt Creek patron also gone missing? And What...

Duration:00:46:22

In Shelly’s shadows - Call Me Shelly: The Mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

7/27/2022
On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected back in just hours. Shelly never returned. What happened to Shelly Julson? In Episode 2 we follow along as officer Cliff Emmert of the Bismarck PD snoops into Shelly’s world. He visits bars, casinos, bingo halls and bowling alleys to paint a picture...

Duration:00:39:05

Fly on the Wall - Call Me Shelly: The Mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson

7/20/2022
On August 2, 1994 26-year-old Michele Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She wanted to pick up her paycheck and possibly play some bingo. She was expected back in just hours. Shelly never returned. What happened to Shelly is the central question of Season 7, Call Me Shelly – The Mysterious Disappearance of Michele Julson. Granted exclusive, unprecedented access by police to Shelly’s cold-case file,...

Duration:00:44:01

But, I saw Barb Cotton! - A Better Search for Barbara

6/13/2022
Season 5, Episode 21 In this update episode of Season Five: Jeri Martinez-Kueffler of Williston North Dakota shares her gripping tale. In 1981 she believes she spotted Barb Cotton in broad daylight. But when she turned to the local authorities, she was in for a big surprise. Dakota Spotlight is a production of Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is proud to be part of the ‘trust project’. Learn more at thetrustproject.org Music by https://wowzainkalamazoo.bandcamp.com/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:18:25

Open Letter to a Killer: Vanishing Act the untold story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

4/27/2022
Season 6, Episode 11 In the last scheduled episode of this season, Dakota Spotlight pulls back the curtain on the decades of pain, loss and questions suffered — often in silence — by those who knew and loved Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, two Minnesotans gone missing in North Dakota in August 1993. To see documents, photos, videos and more about this case visit: inforum.com/dakotaspotlight If you know what happened to Kristin and Bob or have vital information for Law Enforcement, call the...

Duration:00:27:20

Out Sick - Covid-19

4/20/2022
COVID-19 got to Dakota Spotlight host James Wolner, so the show is out of commission this week, as well. Never fear -- James is on the mend and thankful for being vaccinated. Please join him and co-producer Jeremy Fugleberg and get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It's the best way to ensure you don't get seriously ill, hospitalized or worse. Take the week to catch up on this season, or encourage someone to binge all this season's episodes and catch up to you. Meanwhile, to see...

Duration:00:01:07

Introducing The Vault: What Happened to Carla Beth Anderson?

4/13/2022
Next week Dakota Spotlight will be back with Episode 11 of Season 6. Thirty four years ago, Carla Beth Anderson, age 23, had just been told she was employee of the month at her fast food job in Wadena, Minnesota. Then, she vanished. Police, family and community members have sought in vain to find out what happened to her, and wonder if a mysterious nearby fire and a missing car may have had something to do with it. Introducing The Vault, a sister podcast to Dakota Spotlight. The Vault...

Duration:00:14:20

Four Theories and a Detective: Vanishing Act - the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

4/6/2022
Season 6, Episode 10 - So far, we’ve focused on the facts. This episode, we'll focus on theories – our theories about what happened to Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, who disappeared in North Dakota in 1993. James and Jeremy have four working theories of what might have happened to them. In this episode, they'll present their theories to a retired North Dakota homicide detective, Bob Haas. He’ll be hearing about this case in-depth – and our theories — for the first time. Haas will weigh...

Duration:00:37:53

Calling Clyde: Vanishing Act - the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

3/30/2022
Season 6, Episode 9 - Full interview with Clyde Diede. Listen in as we go deep on our lone but remarkable conversation with a significant person in this season: Clyde Diede, a chiropractor in Winner, South Dakota. Clyde encountered his then-wife, Kristin, at the Diede family farm near Wishek, North Dakota, the same weekend Kristin and her boyfriend Bob Anderson vanished, in mid-August, 1993. In the following years, law enforcement was very interested in Clyde. They even threw him in jail at...

Duration:00:34:55

A Jacket and a Jail Cell: Vanishing act the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

3/23/2022
Season 6, Episode 8 Former Minnesota TV news reporter Dan MacDonald tells a chilling tale about his 1995 day trip to Wishek, North Dakota where he hoped to ask questions about the disappearance of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson. Also in this episode: We explore the claim that ND BCI made a very curious discovery at the Diede farmstead and Clyde Diede has a run-in with the Logan County Sheriff. Co-producers James Wolner and Jeremy Fugleberg continue their investigation into the 1993...

Duration:00:49:56

How Two People Vanish - Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

3/16/2022
Season 6, Episode 7. How do two people just disappear? How does that happen and not trigger a massive manhunt, blanket TV coverage, cable news coverage and some sort of Netflix documentary show? In the case of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, it was about who they were. Or perhaps more so – who they weren’t. In this episode, co-producers James Wolner and Jeremy Fugleberg continue their investigation into the 1993 unsolved disappearance of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson from Wishek, North...

Duration:00:41:12

Follow the van - Vanishing Act: The untold story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson

3/9/2022
Season 6, Episode 6 - Follow the Van Just a few days after Bob and Kristin were last seen alive in North Dakota in August 1993, a manager at the Burlington Northern railroad yard in Aberdeen, South Dakota picked up the phone and called the police. There was a darn Dodge van just sitting in stall No. 10, he told them. It seemed to be abandoned. There were no license plates on the thing. Today, that same 1979 B200 Dodge van is in Logan County, North Dakota, where it is being held as...

Duration:00:40:53