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

  Financial aid available for turkey producers in Minnesota through CARES Act funds

  Highlighting safety on the farm prior to National Rural Health Day

  Federally funded Farm Business Management program scholarship available for producers

  Taking a focus on mental health in rural America before National Rural Health Day

  Kent Thiesse receives AgriGrowth “Distinguished Service Award”

  New initiative supports Minnesota agriculture, puts local food in schools

  Grant money available for local nonprofits through Mayo Clinic’s EverybodyIN Fund For Change campaign

  A birthday celebration for two, a family tradition of multiple generations

  U.S. takes action against Thailand blocking U.S. Pork

  2020 Minnesota Ag and Food Summit, hosted by AgriGrowth, goes virtual

  Soybean crush facility, Ag Innovation Campus, set to break ground

  Walz announces aid for agricultural producers while on farm tour

  Safety on the road during harvest, being mindful of slow moving equipment

  Above average yields and quality crop reported during harvest 2020

  Stressing fire prevention and safety on the farm during Fire Prevention Week

  Mankato Public Safety stresses fire safety and prevention in the kitchen

  Harvest 2020 views from the buddy seat, a day in the life of a farmer during harvest

  New study finds that Minnesota agriculture and forestry contributes more than $37 billion dollars in economic value

  Mankato Area Public Schools extends summer food program to the end of the year

  Stressing grain bin safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week

  Demand and price of used farm equipment rising as producers seek more affordable options

  Rep. Hagedorn provides cancer fight update, says he feels great and continues to fight through it

  Independent investigation by U.S. Government Accountability Office raises concerns over MFP payments

  Latest USDA crop report projects high yields for Minnesota in the midst of rising prices

  Smith, lawmakers pen letter to USDA over concerns of diverted funds

  Waseca County’s agricultural past and present, a series wrap-up

  University of Minnesota Waseca alumni tell the story of the past technical college

  Waseca’s agricultural roots: making Waseca County prime agricultural space

  Crystal Valley provides revenue, jobs, agricultural support to Waseca County

  Hagedorn responds to scrutiny from DFL regarding government-funded mail