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Cheese seeps through the surface of the Juicy Lucy at Karl's Red Rock Café in downtown Hastings.

Week No. 21 • Karl's Red Rock Cafe

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I could sense the fear in my wife's voice. First, she agreed to meet a bunch of newspaper geeks out for lunch, then her burger at Karl's Red Rock Cafe in downtown Hastings showed up with no cheese.


Just as she was on the verge of panic, a co-worker of mine stepped up and put her at ease.

"The cheese is inside the burger," he said.

"What?" she asked.

"The cheese is inside."


She didn't believe.

Then she cut the burger in half.

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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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