Alison Durheim

Alison Durheim

Multi-Media Journalist

Mankato, MN

Alison Durheim started with KEYC News 12 in November of 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 lead 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: alison.durheim@keyc.com

Hometown?

St. James, MN

Alma Mater?

South Dakota State University

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 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's your hobbies?

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

What's your favorite book?

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.

Education:

  • South Dakota State University

Recent Articles by Alison

  Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota keeps bodies, minds of area youth active

Martin County West High School ag instructor receives national award

  Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship kicks off this weekend

  Crystal Valley Winter Conference brings hundreds of producers and ag professionals together

  University of Minnesota Extension reaching the community through partnerships

  2020 Minnesota Ag Expo set for January 22, 23

  Educational event brings crop and grain marketing information to local and regional producers

  Blue Earth County to propose a feedlot ordinance update

  Mike Bloomberg makes campaign stop in Wells

  Corn and soybean diseases to keep an eye on

  2020 Ag Research Update sessions held across the state

  Bode Land and Wool preps for lambing season

Merely Players Community Theatre hosting auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

  Local small businesses thrive during holidays with shop local movement

  Minimum-wage increase in Minnesota has potential to boost economy

  Ice fishing experts to present ‘Ice Fishing 101’ at VINE

  Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes first baby of the new year

  Corner Bait Shop proving itself as one-stop-shop for all things ice fishing

  Agriculture and a decade of change

  Ice fishing experts to present ‘Ice Fishing 101’ at VINE

  Minimum-wage increase in Minnesota has potential to boost economy

  Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes first baby of the new year

  Corner Bait Shop proving itself as one-stop shop for all things ice fishing

  Mentorship program in Fairmont welcomes new project in 2020

  Gunther won’t seek reelection, Nelson announces candidacy for District 23-A seat

  Wine Cafe, The Capitol Room hosting New Year’s Eve party

  Kiwanis Holiday Lights to continue until New Year’s Eve

  Mentorship program in Fairmont welcomes new project in 2020

  2019 Agriculture Year in Review

  Gunther won’t seek reelection, Nelson announces candidacy for District 23-A seat