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Most people’s experience with shootouts, violent crime and drug cartels comes from television, movies and videogames.

Don Nelson doesn’t need to watch “CSI” to get a taste of law enforcement.


“I did undercover work. I’ve been in two gunfights. I’ve been threatened,” Nelson said. “I’ve dealt with some hard core murderers.”

Nelson, a River Falls resident, is a retired United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agent.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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