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State auditor on mend after heart attack

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State Auditor Auston Johnson remained in the hospital Wednesday recovering from a heart attack.

Johnson, 51, was feeling ill Tuesday before work and drove himself to Cottonwood Hospital, said Joe Christensen, state audit director. Doctors determined he'd had a mild heart attack and placed Johnson in the intensive-care unit for monitoring.

"He is doing very well," Christensen said.

The hospital declined to comment on his condition Wednesday.

Johnson, a Republican, was elected to a second four-year term earlier this month. He's expected to return to work as early as next week, Christensen said.