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

  A day in the life of a Watonwan County 4-H’er

  University on the Prairie: science in the summer

  Career exploration in technology and trades at the 2019 Career Institute

  Minnesota Lake Festag celebration, rich in tradition

  Hagedorn disinvites Indivisible to District Office

  Port Authority of North Mankato holds annual meeting

  Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry opens doors in Sherburn

  Two-story mural adds more than just color to Old Town

  New restaurant, Nupá, serving Mediterranean cuisine

  Nicollet County Farm Family of the year, rich in tradition

  Rockin’ on the Hill returns

  Blue Earth County Farm Family of the Year rooted in tradition

  Dairy farm risk management education

  Zip Zap Ice Cream, serving smiles and sweets

  The City of North Mankato, preserving history, sharing stories

  Construction at South Central College underway

  An invitation to yoga on the roof of Mankato’s Profinium Place Tower

  Mankato Area Planning Organization seeks comment on transportation plan

  Blue Earth County Community Farm invites public

  Le Sueur County Historical Society returns

  Historic Red, White and Blue celebration in Cambria

  Weather continues to threaten 2019 crops

Mankato Community Band celebrates Independence Day

North Mankato financial report shows increase in revenue

  DIARI grant program seeks to ease financial burden for dairy operations

  Children’s Museum continuing agricultural education

  Fire drill in Truman keeps emergency personnel on their toes

  STEM and Ag Day camp educates youth

  Mogwai Collaborative hosts Families First to address child care crisis

  MnDOT to request federal funding to complete four-lane expansion to New Ulm