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Dustin Hurt is the son of "Dakota" Fred Hurt and the member of the Dakota Boys, Fred's group working at Porcupine Creek after the Hoffman Group was squeezed out. He has problems with his father and, in one instance, the two had a blowing out, but reconciled.


  • It should be noted that Dustin refers to his father as Fred, not Dad or a similar name. Here's why:
Question: We hear there is one question you get asked all the time…why doesn’t Dustin call you Dad?
Fred: Well, he started working for me when he was 16 and he said it wasn’t cool to call your boss “Dad.” It’s just sorta stuck and it’s like a nickname now. [1]