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Bob Russell, a bartender at Dempsey's Public House, seen Tuesday, turns 85 today and has no plans to retire. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

85-year-old Dempsey's bartender tapping into Fargo youth

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Dempsey's Public House has a reputation for attracting a diverse clientele.

The downtown bar has its regulars, college students, construction workers and businessmen and women stopping in for a quick one after work. Others never seem to want to go home.


Some play black jack or trivia, some watch sports and others come for the live bands or to play tunes on the jukebox that range from the Irish folk act the Clancy Brothers to the punk act The Clash.

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