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Barber Jim Kemppaninen with client

Barber Jim Kemppainen

A Yooper reflects on life's twists and turns.

Retired pharmacy prof Duane Kirking has been getting his hair cut at Church Street Barbers since 1981, but the shop still holds surprises. As owner Jim Kemppainen, seventy-seven, gives Kirking a trim on a recent evening, he tells him about a visit by a pair of sixty-ish brothers who'd had their first haircuts here as children.

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