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Traci Nichols of Fargo and her 7-year-old daughter, Jennifer, traveled to Scotland with 87-year-old Bob Russell, a bartender at Dempsey’s Public House in Fargo. The trio learned about their shared Scottish backgrounds during a week in the country. Special to The Forum

‘I knew I was home’: Mom, 87-year-old Fargo bartender explore shared heritage on trip to Scotland

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FARGO  - When Bob Russell stepped off a train alone in Scotland in 1975, he felt “an electrical thing” shoot through his body.

“In my subconscious mind, I knew I was home,” he says.

After 39 years, the 87-year-old West Fargo man and Dempsey’s Public House bartender returned to Scottish soil in early July. This time, he traveled with a friend.

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Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace 
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