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January 5, 2013
Johnson graduates from leadership program
Dusty Johnson, Mitchell resident and chief of staff to South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is one of 48 graduates of The Council of State Governments'...
January 5, 2013 - 5:29am
November 13, 2012
Political vets: Current climate poisonous
In the 1990s, politics in Washington, D.C., was a hardball game, but things still got done, two former members of Congress said Monday. ...
November 13, 2012 - 7:03am
July 6, 2012
Governor's chief of staff to visit GF&P panel
PIERRE -- Top members of the Daugaard administration refused Thursday to provide detailed information about a vague item on the agenda for next...
July 6, 2012 - 9:04am
June 26, 2012
Dusty Johnson selected for Toll program
PIERRE -- Dusty Johnson, Mitchell resident and chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is one of 48 state leaders from across the nation selected...
June 26, 2012 - 7:32am
April 25, 2012
LAWRENCE: GOP heads to election in a house divided
The dual nature of the South Dakota Republican Party was on display Thursday during the Davison-Hanson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. There's the Main Street side of the party, pro-business, pro-growth and pro-government. It has long ruled South Dakota and likes...
April 25, 2012 - 7:47am
April 20, 2012
Dusty Johnson: SD could teach DC lessons in effective government
Dusty Johnson isn't a candidate for anything -- right now, anyway -- but he was the featured attraction at a Republican Party event in Mitchell...
April 20, 2012 - 6:28am
January 27, 2012
TUPPER: Concern for openness finally reaches the top
Somebody at the top finally gets it. That somebody is Mitchell's very own Dusty Johnson, the chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Speaking...
January 27, 2012 - 12:57pm
GOP official joins with Democrats to support open government
PIERRE -- The Republican governor's chief of staff and a Democratic leader in the Legislature agree that public bodies should be allowed to keep minutes during closed-door meetings, but some Republican legislative leaders oppose the idea. The dispute centers on "executive sessions."...
January 27, 2012 - 7:24am
January 25, 2011
Governor's budget tour hits Mitchell
Gov. Dennis Daugaard does not support law changes to abolish structural deficits or place annual limits on state government spending, he said...
January 25, 2011 - 12:12am
January 15, 2011
Paustian, Seberts, Shafer Memorials given awards
Chris Paustian almost didn't go to the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Mitchell Area Development Corporation's annual awards and recognition...
January 15, 2011 - 12:05am
January 4, 2011
Transition plan takes shape as Johnson plans exit
PIERRE -- The unusual and convoluted situation involving state Public Utilities Commissioner Dusty Johnson clarified Monday. The steps and timetable for when former Secretary of State Chris Nelson will take office as Johnson's replacement was explained by state officials. ...
January 4, 2011 - 4:49pm
November 24, 2010
Daugaard picks Nelson to fill vacant PUC spot
PIERRE -- When Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard needed to find a successor to Dusty Johnson on the state Public Utilities Commission, so that Johnson could become chief of staff in his new administration, Secretary of State Chris Nelson turned out to be the right man in the right place. ...
November 24, 2010 - 10:24am
November 23, 2010
Daugaard chooses Nelson, secretary of state will join Public Utilities Commission
PIERRE -- In selecting Secretary of State Chris Nelson to replace Dusty Johnson on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard chose a twice-elected public official with proven management and decision skills. Daugaard made the announcement Tuesday...
November 23, 2010 - 11:23am
Johnson calls career shift a chance to better serve state
Dusty Johnson said he has chosen to take his career in public service in another direction by accepting the post as chief of staff for Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard. "This move is a very clear indication that my political aspirations are going to take a back seat," Johnson said...
November 23, 2010 - 9:21am
November 22, 2010
Dusty Johnson to be Daugaard's chief of staff, area natives also named to administration
PIERRE - South Dakota's next governor announced the nucleus of his new administration Monday morning. Rather than route most decisions through a chief of staff as Gov.
November 22, 2010 - 11:02am