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A little red car: Dakota Spotlight Season 3, episode 1

Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.

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On a quiet Friday morning in September of 1998, a 17-year-old girl named Aimee walked into the police department in Bismarck, N.D. The young woman said she wasn’t exactly sure, but she had a hunch that her 18-year-old boyfriend might have hurt his mother and father.

The parents could not be reached and people were growing concerned.

Not a problem, a simple welfare check would set this story straight. Bismarck may be a capital city, but big city tragedies -- such as double homicides -- were reserved for other places.

At the south Bismarck home of Barbara and Gordon Erickstad, police officers walked into an alarming and puzzling scene. Something horrendous must have happened here. But what exactly? And where were the Erickstads?

Perhaps Aimee and her boyfriend’s other friends would help the police find answers. Certainly anyone would help to find answers, wouldn’t they?


Listen to the first episode of "The House on Sweet and Seventh," the third season of true crime podcast Dakota Spotlight.

Right now, members can listen to the full season without waiting for future episodes to release.

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James Wolner, host of the Dakota Spotlight podcast

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James Wolner, host of the Dakota Spotlight podcast

James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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