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

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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.


  • South Dakota State University

Recent Articles by Alison

Andreas Cancer Center celebrates ten years of caring for cancer patients

  USDA announces sign-up details for 2019-2020 commodity farm program

  New thrift store in St. Peter brings new life to old items

  Minnesota Nutrition Conference highlights livestock production and sustainable practices

  St. Peter FFA honors Landon Gran with car roll-in, scholarship

  Easton farmer utilizing minimal tillage practices and cover crops to conserve land

  Apple Tree Dental partners with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

  Field Day connects the dots between cover crops, tillage and trout

  Aquatic insects indicating nitrate levels in water

  Local singer and songwriter breaks record

  North Mankato American Legion celebrates 40 years

  Old Town Art Fair highlights local talent

  Senator Tina Smith visits Winnebago after Corn Plus announces closure

  Crops yearning for warm weather before the first frost

  Blue Jackets, Bright Futures program inspiring agriculturally-involved youth

  Local entertainer bringing back classic magic shows

  University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center invited public to open house

  Local school’s gym class sweats in honor of lives lost during 9/11

  Gustavus Adolphus College promoting student involvement with Involvement Fair

  Regional Economic Development Alliance celebrates 10 years of business growth

  Greater Mankato Growth, partners to educate businesses on hiring immigrants, asylees and refugees

  Safety on the road stressed with harvest around the corner

Annual August Roadside Report shows decrease in pheasant numbers

South Central Minnesota Pride unveils mural in Old Town

  Agricultural Lender Conference targets major impacts in ag

  Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota, broadband-powered technology discussions

  Beginning farmer tax credit application deadline reminder

  Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic hosting Health Clinic for Hunters, Photo Contest

  Soy Innovation Campus beginning permit processing

Madison Lake Auxiliary asking for new socks for veterans