SARTELL - The city of Sartell has received a nearly $400,000 check from the Verso Paper Company.

City Administrator Patti Gartland says the check for just over $398,000 is full payment of the invoice sent to the company.  The bill was for the response to the fire at the paper mill on Memorial Day, and the days that followed.

Of the total received, just over $115,000 was incurred by the city of Sartell.

The balance is the expenses from various other departments throughout Minnesota who helped-out.  Ninety-two departments assisted with the fire, 68 submitted invoices for repayment -- they range in amounts from $71.50 to just over $43,000. Gartland says Sartell will be issuing checks to the responding cities shortly.