Alison Durheim

Alison Durheim

Multi-Media 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

  The benefits of garden and lawn care, more than just getting some fresh air

Southern Minnesota farmers and ranchers celebrate National Ag Week

  Minnesota Farmers Union provides resource to link consumers to Minnesota farmers, CSA farms

  Stimulus package to include financial support for rural America

  4-H Legacy Awards go virtual

  GreenSeam releases first-ever Minnesota State of Agriculture Report

  Celebrating National Ag Day indoors through virtual education

  Lowering interest rates and what it could mean for America’s producers

  Northern Commodity Transportation Conference brings producers and ag commodity transportation leaders together

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency creates online alternative for feedlot permit informational meetings

  USDA partners with Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to provide meals for students in rural areas

  Experiences and memories cut short for college seniors amid coronavirus concerns

  Fairmont Elementary supports local businesses with Support Local fundraiser

Lakeview Methodist Health Services takes preventative action amid coronavirus concerns

  RubyRide taking precautions amid coronavirus concerns

  Prepping for the next crop with weed management

  Psychotherapist offers advice on overcoming anxiety and stress caused by Coronavirus concerns

Workshop focuses on cutting costs on the farm and keeping up with weather trends

  MPCA revising general operating permits for large feedlots in an effort to benefit water quality

  First Steps, Next Steps receives funding to support healthy pregnancies, healthy babies

  Cargill offering free safety vests for US dairy farms

  Horticulture Day discusses climate change and the upcoming growing season

  New CEO at River’s Edge Hospital says he’s looking forward to supporting St. Peter community

  New Ulm Middle School, Jefferson Elementary put on soft-lockdown after threat

  VINE leads informative session on the Minneopa State Park bison, Dakota culture

  Tracking the impact of coronavirus on global economy, ag commodity trade

  Blue Earth County License Center experiences outage

  Application deadline to grow or process hemp in Minnesota is quickly approaching

  Steele County Sheriff stresses importance of hands-free law after loved one has close call

  Amy Klobuchar ends Presidential campaign; endorses Joe Biden