Eugene Butler was a founding father of the town of Niagara, N.D., in 1882. Shortly after his death in 1915, workmen found six skeletons under his house. Now more than 100 years after his murderous spree, authorities say you might hold the key to identifying his victims.

It' is one of North Dakota's most bizarre serial murders, perpetuated by one of its wealthiest citizens. Graphic by: Josie Gereszek
It' is one of North Dakota's most bizarre serial murders, perpetuated by one of its wealthiest citizens. Graphic by: Josie Gereszek

Read article: One of North Dakota's wealthiest farmers was also a serial killer

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2. The Health Variant: Great Midwest Baby Boom

A funny thing has been happening in the Upper Midwest. While the national birth rate continues to fall, the region has been going the other direction. That's according to Sanford Health, the South Dakota-based health system that also serves North Dakota and Minnesota.

Read article: NewsMD podcast 'The Health Variant' episode: 'The Great Midwest Baby Boom?'

Rachel Bakken looks on while her husband, Shawn, holds their newborn child, Chase, born May 17 in Fargo.  Rachel, a nurse at Sanford Health, is the first patient to be a part of the hospital's birth tissue donation program, which was started back in January for mothers who give birth via C-section. Tanner Robinson / WDAY
Rachel Bakken looks on while her husband, Shawn, holds their newborn child, Chase, born May 17 in Fargo. Rachel, a nurse at Sanford Health, is the first patient to be a part of the hospital's birth tissue donation program, which was started back in January for mothers who give birth via C-section. Tanner Robinson / WDAY

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3. Health Fusion: An expert's advice on how to deal with ticks, emerging diseases

Ticks are expanding their realm and showing up in new places. In this episode of NewsMD's Health Fusion, Viv Williams talks to a leading tick researcher about pathogens discovered in her lab that could be issues for humans and how to handle the creatures when you have a close encounter.

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Viv Williams

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4. The Other Side of the Table: Andre Crockett and Steve Lange

Joining the conversation this week are Rochester Magazine editor, Steve Lange and Rochester community leader, Andre Crockett, who shares their experiences this past year helping the community respond to COVID-19 and calls for social equity.

Chris Blade, Ken Henry, Andre Crockett and Steve Lange
Chris Blade, Ken Henry, Andre Crockett and Steve Lange

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