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Join us as we delve into the news vault for a fresh look at the cold cases, crime & mysteries of our communities. Brought to you by the reporters at Forum Communications Company.

    Killer caught by DNA genealogy service dragnet gets life sentence for 1986 murder of mother of 2 in Minnesota

    Killer caught by DNA genealogy service dragnet gets life sentence for 1986 murder of mother of 2 in Minnesota

    Family and friends crowded into a Hibbing courtroom Friday afternoon to watch as Carbo, 54, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1986 rape and murder of the Chisholm mother of two. Under Minnesota sentencing laws that were in effect at the time, he'll be eligible to petition for parole after 17 years.

    • 7 min
    A Wahpeton woman kidnapped by a gangster and shot in his getaway car finally got justice

    A Wahpeton woman kidnapped by a gangster and shot in his getaway car finally got justice

    The mystery of who robbed a Wahpeton bank in September 1932 endured until the man bragged about it 40 years later. He was “Public Enemy #1” and “the scourge of the Midwest.”

    • 12 min
    Illegal fishing ring resulted in 3 murders in 1940 — and armed game wardens in Minnesota

    Illegal fishing ring resulted in 3 murders in 1940 — and armed game wardens in Minnesota

    Decades ago, Minnesota conservation officers, then known as game wardens, generally didn’t carry weapons on duty. But that changed following a single deadly encounter on July 12, 1940, that left three wardens slaughtered and their killer dead in less than a minute.
    Written by Kari Lucin
    Narrated by Trisha Taurinskas

    • 6 min
    Stranger than fiction: Nopeming Sanatorium's history of tuberculosis, ghost hunts and ownership scandals

    Stranger than fiction: Nopeming Sanatorium's history of tuberculosis, ghost hunts and ownership scandals

    As medications for tuberculosis became available, the need for the sanatorium waned. While the transition to nursing home care began in the 1950s, by 1971 it officially became a St. Louis County nursing home, known as Nopeming Nursing Home.
    By 2002, the county made the decision to close the facility, ending another chapter of Nopeming’s history.
    Just a few years later, a new chapter began when the building was purchased by Frank Vennes Jr., a Twin Cities businessman now serving prison time for his involvement in Tom Petter’s Ponzi scheme.

    • 7 min
    Meet 4 stars of Minnesota's 'League of Their Own' team, hounded out of the state by hostile media

    Meet 4 stars of Minnesota's 'League of Their Own' team, hounded out of the state by hostile media

    The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, formed as male ball players were being drafted into the military for World War II efforts, allowed more than 600 female players a chance to shine and get a paycheck to play their game on a national stage. It was immortalized in popular culture by the movie "A League of Their Own" and a new streaming show by the same name.

    • 5 min
    Wild Bill Hickok's Deadwood gun gets a buyer, nearly 150 years after the legendary gunslinger was slain

    Wild Bill Hickok's Deadwood gun gets a buyer, nearly 150 years after the legendary gunslinger was slain

    James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was undoubtedly carrying at least one sidearm in the gold mining town of Deadwood in what was then Dakota Territory. So what happened to Hickok's gun?

    • 5 min

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Carla Beth

Wow I love these stories. I grew up in Glyndon and know Lloyd Seter Jr. went to his farm a lot. Then I moved to Park Rapids in around 1984. I don’t remember the story about Carla Beth at all but I was busy with a new baby. Loved very close to Wadena. Frightening! Very good podcast!

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