The Vault

Join host Trisha Taurinskas as we delve into the news vault for a fresh look at the cold cases, crime and intrigue in our upper Midwest communities. Brought to you by Forum Communications Company.

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How a 14-year-old bootlegger ended inspiring a big change in North Dakota law
Thu Nov 17 12:52:10 EST 2022
In the 1920s, Engolf Snortland started running with a bad crowd, later kidnapped the wrong man, and went to prison. He moved home to North Dakota for a fresh start, only to be shot dead. In the years to come, the fallout from his unusual case would reach the state Supreme Court and inspire groundbreaking legislation in North Dakota.
How a 14-year-old bootlegger and ended inspiring a big change in North Dakota law
Thu Nov 17 11:00:00 EST 2022
In this episode, reporter Tracy Briggs tells the story of Engolf Snortland, who started a life of crime as a teenager in North Dakota. He'd continue it with kidnapping and robbery in Idaho. But his return to North Dakota ended up inspiring a change in the law.

The missing persons case of Joshua Guimond: Investigators withheld key information for years
Thu Nov 10 15:39:00 EST 2022
Days before the "Unsolved Mysteries" episode on Joshua Guimond aired, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office released 28 images of individuals found on the computer, along with a plea to the public to help identify those pictured. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has had those images since — at least —2008. Joshua's father, Brian, lost a lawsuit this year to get his hands on investigative materials related to his son's case, which would have included those images, among other information provided to the Netflix series.   

The mysterious disappearance of Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson, and how the case was solved 43 years later
Thu Oct 27 13:17:00 EDT 2022
Cheryl drove away from her home around 6:30 p.m., riding in style in her grandfather’s beloved 1960 Studebaker. She picked up Pamela, and together they drove to the party.

Somewhere along their travels to the party, however, Cheryl and Pamela would go missing, without a trace. The question about happened to them wouldn't be answered for 43 years.

Written by Cassie Williams, Mitchell Republic 

Hosted by Trisha Taurinskas

Haskell Bohn, part 3: Kidnapping ends in tragedy for captor
Tue Oct 18 13:03:00 EDT 2022
After six days of blindfolded isolation in a basement with minimal sunlight, Haskell Bohn learned that his release had been successfully negotiated.

Finally, freedom was near. It was also the start of the FBI's hunt for his kidnapper. 

By Trisha Taurinskas

Haskell Bohn, part 2: Police transcript reveals 6-day kidnapping of Minnesota millionaire's son
Tue Oct 18 13:03:00 EDT 2022
Reporter Trisha Taurinskas tells the story of Haskell Bohn, who was kidnapped for ransom in St. Paul in 1932 because he was heir to a refrigeration fortune. He struck up an unlikely 'friendship' with his Sankey Gang captors, talking baseball and bull riding, according to police records exclusively obtained from a descendent by Forum News Service.


Haskell Bohn, part 1: Unlikely millionaire's heir held captive for 6 days in Minnesota basement in 1932
Tue Oct 18 13:02:00 EDT 2022
Dave Bohn thinks that in order to really understand his father’s story, you have to understand why he was a victim in the first place. Haskell Bohn was… a millionaire. Well, he was the son of a millionaire. Here’s the story.

By: Trisha Taurinskas

Prohibition-era bootleggers made southeast Minnesota a booze smuggling hotspot
Fri Oct 14 16:58:00 EDT 2022
Prohibition-era runners brought thousands of gallons of booze into the area, and despite law enforcements raids and arrests, there was plenty of demand for 'the devil's water.'

Narrated by Trisha Taurinskas

Written by Mark Wasson 

Killer caught by DNA genealogy service dragnet gets life sentence for 1986 murder of mother of 2 in Minnesota
Wed Oct 05 09:12:00 EDT 2022
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.

A Wahpeton woman kidnapped by a gangster and shot in his getaway car finally got justice
Tue Oct 04 06:30:00 EDT 2022
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.”