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Sartell paper plant explosion

Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Verso Paper – A Bird’s Eye View [VIDEO, GALLERY]

WJON got the opportunity to see the aftermath of the paper mill explosion from the sky. Check out our video and photo highlights.

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Joe Perske
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Perske: Costs of Fighting Paper Mill Fire Mounting [AUDIO]

This is the third day fire crews have been on the scene at Verso Paper in Sartell, and the costs are beginning to mount. Mayor Joe Perske says the number one priority is to put out the fire completely, but the city will have to start looking at how they're going to pay for the costs.

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Patton Schad Funeral Home
Patton Schad Funeral Home
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Services Set for Worker Killed in Paper Mill Fire

Funeral arrangements have been set for the man killed in the explosion and fire at the Verso Paper Mill on Monday. The Patton Schad Funeral Home of Albany is in charge of the arrangements for 50-year-old Jon Maus.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Structural Damage Limiting Fire Suppression Efforts at Mill

Fire crews have the Verso Paper Mill fire 95% contained, but they still can't get to the seat of the fire because of structural problems with the building. Sartell Fire Captain Jerry Raymond told Sartell council members they hope to make significant progress today.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Verso’s Fiery Explosion Latest Blow to Struggling Plant, Workers

Barely 24 hours following the deadly explosion at Sartell’s Verso paper mill, Governor Mark Dayton and area lawmakers are dubious as to whether or not the plant will be rebuilt - and for those keeping up local news of the last year, doubt regarding the mill’s future is not a new concept.

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Jim Maurice, WJON News
Jim Maurice, WJON News
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Governor, Lawmakers Concerned About Sartell Paper Mill’s Future [AUDIO]

Just over a day after an explosion rocked the Verso paper mill in Sartell killing one worker and hurting five others, Governor Mark Dayton and area lawmakers are voicing their concerns on whether the plant will be rebuilt.

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Governor Mark Dayton
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UPDATE: Governor Dayton to Tour Verso Paper Mill

Governor Mark Dayton will be getting a tour and a first-hand look at the fire-damage Verso Paper Mill.

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Kory McClelland
Kory McClelland
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Red Cross Plays Key Role in Paper Mill Fire Response [AUDIO]

Battling the fire at the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell has been a massive undertaking, with at least 14 fire departments, and several other agencies involved. It has been the Central Minnesota Red Cross's job to feed all those people.

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Jim Maurice, WJON News
Jim Maurice, WJON News
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UPDATE – Name of Man Killed in Verso Explosion Released [AUDIO]

Verso Paper Mill's plant manager says it was an Albany man who died in yesterday's explosion in Sartell.

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Charles Goering
Charles Goering
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More Photos from Around Sartell’s Verso Paper Mill Fire [PHOTOS]

Photographer Charles Goering shares this gallery of images from the Verso paper mill fire.

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