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Al Nelson, a West Fargo barber for the past 44 years, recently announced his retirement from the trade.

West Fargo's bearded barber stepping down

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West Fargo's most famous 'bearded barber' has packed away the tools of his trade following a highly successful and gratifying 44 year-run, with his official retirement as owner-operator of The Barber Hut, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the end of the regular business day.


Jokingly, Al Nelson, said his first order of business would be to "smash his alarm clock," signifying that the start of his day would no longer be dictated by the ringing of any type of bell.

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