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Former Sartell paper mill site, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Former Sartell paper mill site, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Development Discussion Continues on Former Verso Site [VIDEO]

Discussions continue on how to best redevelop the former Sartell paper mill site. Over the summer the council approved a one-year moratorium of any new development on the site and a task force was designed to help evaluate potential uses for the property.

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Task Force Assembled for Sartell Riverfront Properties [VIDEO]

A task force designed for redeveloping some industrial properties in Sartell will be brought for approval during tonight's (Monday) city council meeting. The task force will be looking at 12 properties along the Mississippi River to evaluate current land uses, and plan for potential future uses for the property.

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(Photo: Tim Lyon)
(Photo: Tim Lyon)
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WJON In Depth – What’s Next: Sartell’s Future Without the Verso Paper Plant [VIDEO]

It's a day thousands will never forget. A community forever changed after a devastating incident Memorial Day 2012. Four years ago, May 28th 2012, an explosion and devastating fire destroyed the Sartell Verso Paper Mill, leaving one dead and injuring several others.

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(Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
(Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Cleanup Near Completion, Future Still Unknown for Former Verso Site

Nearly three years since demolition work on the former Verso Paper mill site began, questions loom as to what the future holds. The 70-acre site was bought by AIM Development back in 2013.

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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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Old Smoke Stack At Former Paper Mill Comes Crashing Down [VIDEO]

Very quietly, and with very little fanfare, a historic part of Sartell's skyline came tumbling down last (Wednesday). The old smoke stack at the former paper mill is now just a pile of rubble.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Edmonton Company Chooses Former Verso Paper Mill Property for U.S. Expansion

Canada-based manufacturer Edmonton Trailer has closed on a property deal for a 30,000 square-foot warehouse building that was formerly a part of the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell.

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Top 10 of 2013: #4 Verso Paper Mill Sold to AIM Development, Demolition Underway

Coming in at #4 in our Top 10 Countdown of 2013, the Verso Paper Mill is sold to AIM Development and demolition underway.

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WJON Week in Review: November 10-16, 2013 [VIDEO]

The news never stops here at WJON. In this weeks Week In Review we talk about Veteran's Day ceremonies, the split of the Verso Paper Mill/Hydroelectric facilies, a stabbing in Waite Park, the Stearns History Museum becoming a Smithsonian affiliate and St. Cloud Athletes signing letters of intent to college programs.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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UPDATE: Sartell City Council Approves Separation of Mill From Hydroelectric Facilities

The Sartell City Council approved the splitting of the hydroelectric facilities from the former Verso Paper Mill property this evening (Wednesday).

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