BISMARCK — Veteran journalist Amy Dalrymple will replace Steve Wallick as editor of the Bismarck Tribune.

Wallick is retiring May 31 after 45 years at the paper, serving for nearly five years as editor, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Dalrymple joined the Tribune in June 2017. She previously worked for Forum Communications' Forum News Service as a correspondent covering the Bakken and oil industry from Williston, and as a reporter covering higher education and other topics for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

Dalrymple is a native of Worthington, Minn., and lives in Bismarck with her husband, Ryan Molter.

"I've said numerous times that the Tribune has the best reporter in the state with Amy Dalrymple," Wallick said. "I have no doubt that in a short time we'll have the best editor in the state."

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Wallick started at the Tribune in March 1974. He was named editor in July 2014.

Dalrymple will immediately begin working as editor alongside Wallick, who will continue to write editorials for the Tribune.

"Community journalism has always been my passion, and I’m excited to take on this new role with a talented team of journalists," Dalrymple said. "I’m also grateful we’ll continue to benefit from Steve’s experience as he contributes editorials."