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The former Verso Paper Mill during deconstruction. (Jan. 2015) 
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
The former Verso Paper Mill during deconstruction. (Jan. 2015) (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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Public Art Work Pays Tribute to Former Verso Paper Mill [VIDEO]

Almost three years after the Verso Paper Mill fire in Sartell, a group of artists are getting closer to paying tribute to the mill, and its workers. Public art projects, using the paper mill's original pieces, are currently being built, and are set to go into Watab Park, and Val Smith Park this summer. The projects range from silhouettes of the mill, to park benches, and bike racks. Lead Artist Heidi Jeub tells us more about the project.

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Verso Paper Mill, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Verso Paper Mill, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Hydroelectric Power Makes Comeback, AIM Looks to Benefit From Sartell Facility

AIM is considering whether to sell or operate hydroelectricity plant at former Sartell paper mill.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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Memorial Day Event Planned for Former Verso Workers [AUDIO]

An event is being planned for this Monday to observe the one-year anniversary of the explosion and fire at the Verso Paper Mill. The event will start at about 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, following the traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

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Jim Maurice, WJON.com
Jim Maurice, WJON.com
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Sartell Paper Mill Sale Near

Officials with American Iron & Metal visited Sartell recently to tour the site of the closed paper mill. AIM is buying the property and is expected to close on the sale Friday.

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Verso Paper (Facebook)
Verso Paper (Facebook)
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Sartell Mill Site May Involve Environmental Cleanup Costs

The buyers of the closed Sartell paper mill will likely have to have an environmental assessment done on the property as part of any redevelopment plans.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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Verso Announces Buyer for Closed Sartell Paper Mill [AUDIO]

Verso Paper Corporation has announced plans to sell its fire-damaged paper mill in Sartell.

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Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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History of the Sartell Paper Mill

We've posted this story before, but with the news of the mill closing, thought you might be interested in reading about the history of the mill once again. In 1908, the Watab Dam for the Sartell Paper Mill was finished. The Watab Pulp and Paper Company was formed by a group of investors from Wisconsin and the company began constructing the paper mill in Sartell in 1905.

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