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.
Stubborn House leaders refuse to condemn violence against reproductive rights organizations
By: Darrell Ehrlick - January 20, 2023
One of the first stories I covered as a reporter was in Fargo, N.D., in 1996. One of the town’s local well-known zealots, Martin Wishnatsky, had again handcuffed himself to an abortion clinic fence in protest of abortion law. With a certain amount of weariness, editors at The Forum dispatched the greenest reporter they could […]
The hidden silver lining in the Supreme Court’s decision
By: Darrell Ehrlick - July 4, 2022
And all along I thought the topic of abortion had been settled more than 30 years ago when I was in high school. During that time, speech and debate coaches throughout the state of Montana decided they were absolutely sick and tired of hearing speeches and debating the topic of abortion so they collectively banned […]