Alison Durheim

Alison Durheim

Multimedia Journalist

Alison Durheim started with KEYC in November 2018.

She studied at South Dakota State University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and an Animal Science minor while attaining, what she refers to, as a broadcast journalism emphasis at South Dakota State University.

Before joining KEYC, she interned at KSFY-TV News in Sioux Falls, SD, and in Extension Services with the University of Minnesota for 4-H Youth Development.

She has a passion for her four-legged friends in the barn. Growing up raising boer goats and competing with them is where she found her first passion in the livestock show world and it, ultimately, leads to her second passion of all things: news.

A native of Saint James, Minnesota; she’s happy to be back in her old stomping grounds keeping family and friends up to date on the happenings in the area

Have a story idea? Email Alison:

• Hometown?

Saint James, MN

• What's your favorite part of your job?

Being able to tell people’s stories and/or relay information to the public is an excellent opportunity and having the ability to do so doesn’t make it feel like work at all.

• What's your dream story?

I don’t necessarily have a dream story. I’m simply content keeping people up to date with relevant information.

• What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a vet, after watching them care for the animals at home, I wanted to have the ability to heal my four-legged friends.

• What got you interested in news?

I had all the intention to follow my dream career from when I was younger of being a vet, but I was struggling through classes and was always fond of writing and utilizing my voice throughout high school so my adviser suggested a Basic News writing class and I never looked back.

• What are your hobbies?

Raising, competing with and selling boer goats while working with youth in the industry.

• What's your favorite book?

The Harry Potter Series

• What is your favorite sport to watch?

It’s tough to choose, but my top ones would be football, wrestling, and tennis.

• What is your favorite band?

Another tough choice, but somewhere between Josh Abbott Band and Twenty One Pilots.


  • South Dakota State University

Recent Articles by Alison

  Demand and price of used farm equipment rising as producers seek more affordable options

  Rep. Hagedorn provides cancer fight update, says he feels great and continues to fight through it

  Independent investigation by U.S. Government Accountability Office raises concerns over MFP payments

  Latest USDA crop report projects high yields for Minnesota in the midst of rising prices

  Smith, lawmakers pen letter to USDA over concerns of diverted funds

  Waseca County’s agricultural past and present, a series wrap-up

  University of Minnesota Waseca alumni tell the story of the past technical college

  Waseca’s agricultural roots: making Waseca County prime agricultural space

  Crystal Valley provides revenue, jobs, agricultural support to Waseca County

  Hagedorn responds to scrutiny from DFL regarding government-funded mail

  Local organizations make sure Waseca County’s agricultural roots run deep for years to come

  Compart Family Farms earns 2020 Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year honors

  The impact of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s Waseca office in the county

  Southern Research and Outreach Center providing positive community and agricultural impacts

  Impact of the railroad on Waseca’s agricultural roots, promoting agriculture advancements in the area

  Continuing the legacy, Ed Frederick’s commitment to agriculture education and research in Waseca

  Virtual FarmFest Congressional Candidate Forum addresses current issues in rural America

  The history of agriculture education and research in Waseca, beginning with Robert Hodgson

Farmfest Virtual 2020 ag education sessions, political forums available through online webinar

  Fairmont Opera House beginning to hold indoor performances

  Fairmont Area Schools welcomes new agricultural educator, FFA advisor

Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo offers new show opportunity for Minnesota youth

  Latest USDA WASDE report falls short of expectations

  Hog producers still facing backlog in the system

  USMCA takes effect, set to benefit multiple industries

Pork Quality Assurance, Transport Quality Assurance certification sessions to take place in July

  USMCA to take effect Wednesday, provide trade stability for farmers

  National Pollinator Week spreads awareness on the importance of protecting pollinators

New grants made available in response to disruptions from COVID-19 on farm to school markets

  New soy-based product designed to extend life of a roof