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At the Hastings American Legion, diners can sit on a nice stone patio overlooking the Mississippi River. It's the only outdoor seating area here that offers a view of the river.


In 2004, the Legion needed money to get the patio built. Herbert "Bud" Koch stepped to the plate. He was the first contributor, and among the most generous.

In 2005, the patio was built.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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