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:


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

  Local nonprofits gear up for Give to the Max Day

  Partners for Affordable Housing receives grant

  Bethany Lutheran College to be home to monument honoring veterans and active soldiers

  Korean War veteran surprised with thanks and gratitude

Soybean seed conditioning facility looking to start-up in Blue Earth

  City of Blue Earth ramping up street renovation efforts

  Co-owner of The Refinery Boutique starting lifestyle magazine

  Palliative Care Conference addresses end-of-life questions

  Milk prices on the rise after four-year downfall

  Cara Bishop True Real Estate Team spends day feeding farmers

  Mankato Public Safety staff recognized for life saving efforts

  Sibley East FFA members bring home hardware from National FFA Convention

  Fairmont Area Schools looks to add more educational opportunities

  American FFA Degree recipient continues family tradition

  Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center seeks state funding

  Minnesota harvest progress stays behind five-year average in latest crop report

  Winnebago businesses and community members give back to community in Halloween spirit

  Addressing mental health in rural America during commodity slump

  Farm Business Management Program in Minnesota stresses necessity of crunching the numbers

  South Central College gives pumpkins to nursing home residents

  Casual Conversations begin again in Fairmont

  Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund expands reach to Fairmont

  Cold-hardy grapes provide for growth of the industry in Minnesota

  National Farm Viability Conference covers opportunities for farmers to incorporate regenerative agricluture

  Rookie farmer gets start with industrial hemp

  National Farm Viability Conference spends first year in the Midwest

  AURI releases industrial hemp report preview

  Training sessions geared toward preventing suicide in rural communities in high demand

  Audit of Mankato’s National Biosolids Partnership open to the public

  Getting a head start on ice dam prevention on roofs