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Darrell Ehrlick

Darrell Ehrlick

Darrell Ehrlick is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Montanan, after leading his native state’s largest paper, The Billings Gazette. He is an award-winning journalist, author, historian and teacher, whose career has taken him to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, and Wyoming. With Darrell at the helm, the Gazette staff took Montana’s top newspaper award six times in seven years. Darrell's books include writing the historical chapters of “Billings Memories” Volumes I-III, and “It Happened in Minnesota.” He has taught journalism at Winona State University and Montana State University-Billings, and has served on the student publications board of the University of Wyoming.

Grizzly bear

To protect grizzlies, groups threaten to sue Forest Service over livestock grazing near Yellowstone

By: - May 12, 2022

Seven different conservation groups have sent a letter of intent to sue the United States Forest Service for disregarding thousands of acres of grizzly habitat in order to allow more livestock grazing not far from Yellowstone National Park. The letter, which demands the national Forest Service reconsider its action and puts the agency on notice, […]

Wounded Knee battle

Stalled legislation would strip Army of medals for its involvement in Wounded Knee

By: - April 6, 2022

Most folks living in Montana know the name Wounded Knee. They may be familiar with the massacre of 250 to 300 Native Americans that were slaughtered in South Dakota in the last days of 1890. Or maybe they’re familiar with the seminal history by Dee Brown, “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,” an account of […]

Yellowstone National Park

The ‘Yellowstone Park Unicorn’: Tour group, guide spot wolverine inside national park

By: - March 9, 2022

The pictures are definitely going in the Ziploc bag. While most people put their most cherished photographic memories on Facebook or in a photo album, MacNeil Lyons, the operator and guide of Yellowstone Insight, keeps his best, most memorable events in the center console of the Chevy Suburban so that visitors can see. And so […]

Ryan Zinke

U.S. inspector general finds Zinke broke ethics rules, wasn’t honest about real estate dealings

By: - February 16, 2022

An investigation by the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior found that former Secretary Ryan Zinke, a native of Montana and current congressional candidate, committed multiple ethics violations and was not honest in disclosing real estate dealings while he served in the cabinet of former President Donald J. Trump. The investigation, released Wednesday, […]

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Filibusted: Experts say the time has come to end Senate practice

By: - June 4, 2021

Even the stuffy, florid name of the procedure, “filibuster” sounds like something conceived around a table of wig-wearing Founding Fathers. While the name has its roots in the 18th century (with pirates nonetheless), the concept and practice in the United States Senate is much younger, not being implemented in a modern form until 1917. Known […]