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Dakota Spotlight Podcast

Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton: Season 4: Chasing Billy. 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 is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives:

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James Wolner
Latest Episodes
Open Letter to a Killer: Vanishing Act the untold story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Apr 27 05:00:00 EDT 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 Logan County (ND) Sheriff’s Office: 701-754-2495.

Contact us: James - jwolner@forumcomm.com | Jeremy - jfugleberg@forumcomm.com Twitter: @DakotaSpotlight | @JayFug

Dakota Spotlight is a production of Forum Communications Co.

Support us by becoming a member of all our news websites at www.inforum.com/subscribe/

Out Sick - Covid-19
Wed Apr 20 06:00:00 EDT 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 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 Logan County (ND) Sheriff’s Office: 701-754-2495.

Contact us: James - jwolner@forumcomm.com | Jeremy - jfugleberg@forumcomm.com Twitter: @DakotaSpotlight | @JayFug

Dakota Spotlight is a production of Forum Communications Co.

Support us by becoming a member of all our news websites at www.inforum.com/subscribe/

Introducing The Vault: What Happened to Carla Beth Anderson?
Wed Apr 13 06:00:00 EDT 2022
Authorities continue to ask for help in gathering any information about what may have happened to Carla Beth Anderson, who disappeared 34 years ago.
Four Theories and a Detective: Vanishing Act - the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Apr 06 06:00:00 EDT 2022
In this latest episode of Dakota Spotlight, the investigative true crime podcast, host James Wolner and co-producer Jeremy Fugleberg work with a retired North Dakota homicide detective, Bob Haas, to review four theories about what happened to Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson.
Calling Clyde: Vanishing Act - the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Mar 30 06:00:00 EDT 2022
In this week's episode, the investigative true crime podcast plays its entire interview with a significant person in this season: Clyde Diede, a chiropractor in Winner, South Dakota, and husband of Kristin Diede when she went missing with her boyfriend Bob Anderson in 1993.
A Jacket and a Jail Cell: Vanishing act the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Mar 23 04:00:00 EDT 2022
TV news reporter Dan MacDonald expected worried family members, maybe a town gripped by the fact that two people just up and disappeared not that long ago. What he got in Wishek in 1995 was something far different, and the trip continues to haunt him.
How Two People Vanish - Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Mar 16 04:00:00 EDT 2022
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.
Follow the van - Vanishing Act: The untold story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Mar 09 04:00:00 EST 2022
Family members sought to learn what authorities knew about what happened to Bob Anderson and his girlfriend Kristin Diede on a road trip to Wishek, North Dakota in 1993. Law enforcement had a lot to tell the family, including a startling detail about clues from a South Dakota town 100 miles away from Wishek in the days after Kristin and Bob disappeared.
Secrets of his storytelling: Interview with creator James Wolner
Wed Mar 02 04:00:00 EST 2022
Co-producer Jeremy Fugleberg interviews Dakota Spotlight creator and host James Wolner about his background, the story behind the creation of Dakota Spotlight, true crime, tales from creating five previous seasons of the podcast, and asks him a number of listener questions, including grilling James on his favorite music.
Looking Over Her Shoulder - Vanishing Act: the Untold Story of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson
Wed Feb 23 04:00:00 EST 2022
After a Minnesota judge threw the book at Kristin Diede's estranged husband, Clyde, over a domestic assault conviction, Kristin should have felt shielded by a two-year no-contact order. But it was clear to friends she still didn't feel safe.