Dakota Spotlight Podcast

Dakota Spotlight is a slow burn, deep-dive True Crime podcast from and about the upper midwest. 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

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The FindBarbCotton Movement - A Better Search for Barbara

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Season 5, Episode 17: Talks with Lisa Jo Schiele, Diane (Cotton) Schiele and Kathy (Cotton) Nulph all of the #findbarbcotton movement.  New information on why Barb's older (now deceased) brother Frank is considered a person of interest.  A billboard for Barb is now up in Williston and the new website.

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NEWS! Season 2 - David Feist to be released from federal prison

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David Feist, one of three men convicted for the murders of Wade and Ellen Zick in 1976 is scheduled to be released after serving 45 years in federal prison.   David Feist is the third and last of the three to be released from prison.  His younger brother, Sebastian Feist was released last year in Texas and the third man, Gregory Huber was released over ten years ago and lives in North Dakota.  Full story at The Vault:  https://www.inforum.com/the-vault/7093169-Killed-in-their-pajamas-Listen-to-the-story-of-Wade-and-Ellen-Zick-murdered-45-years-ago-this-weekend  

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Poetic Justice - chasing a serial pedophile with a microphone - interview with Deon Wiggett, My Only Story

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Deon Wiggett woke up one day in 2017 with a startling realization.  He had blocked out a traumatic experience from his past; he had been sexually abused as a teen by a schoolteacher.  Anger turned to action and the result is a beautifully produced podcast about justice, activism and revenge, told in the most artful way.  Dakota Spotlight spoke with him in August of 2021 to talk about his podcast My Only Story

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Commercialized killings: Interview with Paul McNally of the podcast Alibi

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In South Africa a school teacher was assassinated in front of her class by hit-men.  Who would take out a contract on a school teacher. That's what Paul McNally wanted to find out when he Season 2 of his gripping podcast Alibi.   Dakota Spotlight spoke with Paul from his home in South Africa. 

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Bowraville murders - interview with Dan Box

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Interview with crime reporter Dan Box about his podcast Bowraville.  Three aboriginal children were murdered in a small Australian town.  All three vanished from the same street.  

With his podcast Bowraville, Dan Box teamed up with The Australian went looking for answers. 

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About the Podcast

Dakota Spotlight is a slow burn, deep-dive True Crime podcast from and about the upper midwest. 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

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