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Dakota Spotlight

By: Forum Communications Co.
  • Summary

  • 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
  • Nov 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 happened to Shelly Julson?

    To read and see more about the case, visit inforum.com/callmeshelly or on any Forum Communications news website.   

    Check out The Vault podcast 

    email - jwolner@forumcomm.com
    Twitter: @dakotaspotlight
    Facebook: facebook.com/groups/dakotaspotlight

    Intro and outro music by Wowza in Kalamazoo

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    20 mins
  • Nov 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 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?

    To read and see more about the case, visit inforum.com/callmeshelly or on any Forum Communications news website.   

    Check out The Vault podcast 

    email - jwolner@forumcomm.com
    Twitter: @dakotaspotlight
    Facebook: facebook.com/groups/dakotaspotlight

    Intro and outro music by Wowza in Kalamazoo

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    35 mins
  • Oct 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 con-man with a history of deceiving single women and stealing their money?  What happened to Marion Barter?  Thanks to The Lady Vanishes podcast the world may soon know.   

    The Lady Vanishes Podcast on Apple

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    Email - jwolner@forumcomm.com
    Twitter: @dakotaspotlight
    Facebook: facebook.com/groups/dakotaspotlight
    On Inforum: https://www.inforum.com/topics/dakota-spotlight

     

     

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JAMES is a top notch story teller!!

James is a ROCKSTAR!! He digs until he finds the truth! I am very grateful to him and his podcast!