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

  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

Minnesota dicamba cut-off date reduces dicamba drift complaints

  SCC receives nearly $500,000 grant for advanced agriculture technology program

  Mankato Area Public Schools participating in USDA summer food service, free meals for area youth

  How to manage PPE on the farm when supplies are limited

  Minnesota Farmfest 2020 canceled, virtual participation options in the works

  Local 4-H’ers say cancelled Minnesota State Fair was about much more than cookies and corn dogs

  Study shows how the loss of hog farms, production in Minnesota can impact the state’s economy

  Facebook group connects local producers in Minnesota directly to consumers

  Bills pass with the finances and the safety of rural Minnesota in mind

  Minnesota FFA State Convention goes virtual

  Leaders on food production, delivery discuss America’s food system

  Bipartisan push for investigation into anti-competitive practices by meatpackers in cattle industry

Agriculture-only application period for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  Officials introduce new legislation to support agricultural industries

  Pork producers face tough decisions amid processing plant closures and tough markets

  Farmers helped by ideal weather conditions this week

  List of uncertainties for America’s farmers, ranchers continues to grow

  Manufacturers struggle amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Northern Commodity Transportation Conference publishes comments, concerns into booklet

MDA seeks comment from certified organic farmers

  Dairy industry disrupted by COVID-19

  Cultivating resiliency in agriculture amid coronavirus uncertainty

Minnesota Department of Health says state is working to maximize COVID-19 testing ability

Minnesota River Basin study finalized