35 episodes

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 Podcast James Wolner

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 258 Ratings

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

    A Murder in Minot

    A Murder in Minot

    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.   True crime author C.J. Wynn meets with Dakota Spotlight to discuss this crime.
    Dakota Spotlight online https://www.inforum.com/dakota-spotlight/
    C.J. WYNN's book https://www.amazon.com/Wilder-Intentions-Murder-North-Dakota/dp/193491293X
    Music in this episode:  https://drjmart.bandcamp.com/

    • 32 min
    Escape to the Movies

    Escape to the Movies

    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.

    • 40 min
    A Sick Salute

    A Sick Salute

    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. 

    • 47 min
    One of these days

    One of these days

    Episode 4: While the medical examiner starts 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 runaways.

    • 29 min
    Patience Pays Off

    Patience Pays Off

    As a key witness is patiently questioned by the police, the awful truth finally floats to the surface and the innocence of Bismarck slowly begins to 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 woman rushes into Bismarck PD at 4 am fearing for her own life.

    • 35 min
    Never Ever Narc

    Never Ever Narc

    When Detective Lloyd Halvorson learned that 18 year old Brian Erickstad and 27 year old Robert Lawrence were wanted for questioning regarding a possible double homicide, he knew exactly where to look: The house on the corner of Sweet and Seventh.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

COJoeBro ,

A Great Find

I am late to the party. This is an interesting, well written pod. It’s well produced. It is smart, has heart and conveys a sense of place.

Julez783 ,

Special

Love this podcast. The mix of old broadcast tapes, interviews, musings from the host. Hits a sweet spot for me. I listen to a lot of podcasts, but this one has an original story-telling sensibility. Well done!

ND_listens ,

Incredible!!!

He did this? All of this? With no help? No pay check? Where’s the button for six ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️??

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