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Dennis “Denny” Dawson shows how he takes care of his only customer, his son, Dean, at what Denny calls “the best barber shop in the state of Minnesota.” Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Barber ‘flunks’ retirement: Now cutting hair at two shops

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SPICER — Since hanging up his clippers in May, barber Dennis “Denny” Dawson has had plenty to keep him busy. There’s been golf, fishing, playing bridge at the Willmar Community Center and taking care of the large lawn at the Dawson home near Henderson Lake.


But when friends ask him how it’s going, he often replies, “I flunked retirement.”

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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