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Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange Dalen Fisher, right, gets his flat-top trimmed by Bob Nelson of Friday in New London. After 43 years, including 37 in New London, Nelson retired Saturday.

New London barber calls it a career some four decades after it all began for him


NEW LONDON -- A steady stream of customers and good-natured bantering was flowing at Bob Nelson's barbershop Friday in New London.

It's always busy at the one-chair shop, but longtime customers wanted to make sure they got their $10 haircuts before Nelson closed his doors at 1 p.m. Saturday.

After 43 years in the business, including 37 in his hometown, Nelson has retired.

A new barber, Brad Olson, will take over the clippers when the shop opens Tuesday.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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