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UPDATE: Verso Sold, Property’s Future Remains a Mystery [AUDIO]

Local leaders say they are in the dark about the planned sale of the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell. The Verso Paper Corporation announced the deal in an email yesterday (Tuesday).

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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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Top 10 – #2 Verso Paper Mill Explosion, Fire

We are down to our #2 story of the year in our countdown of the Top 10 Local News Stories of 2012. It's a story that shook the town of Sartell, and many others in Central Minnesota. We look back at the explosion and fire at the Verso Paper Mill.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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OSHA Cites Verso for Two Violations, Closes Investigation [AUDIO]

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration has closed its investigation into the explosion and fire at the Verso Paper Mill. OSHA cited Verso for two serious citations. They were fined a total of $39,200, which the company did not contest and paid.

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Lyle Fleck, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Lyle Fleck, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Who’s Lying? Verso Workers versus Michele Bachmann [AUDIO]

A battle of words is brewing between Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and the head of the union for the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell. Union President for the United Steelworkers Local 274 Lyle Fleck called a news conference this (Tuesday) afternoon at Watab Park in Sartell to basically call out Bachmann.

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Graves Ad Attacks Bachmann on Closed Verso Paper Mill [VIDEO]

Democrat Jim Graves is attacking Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann with a new TV ad featuring workers who lost their jobs at a Sartell paper mill. The ad shows several workers who say they didn't hear from Bachmann after an explosion and fire led to the closure of Verso Paper Corp.'s mill, putting almost 260 out of work.

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Verso Workers Begin Next Chapter [AUDIO]

Union leaders will meet this week with management at the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell. Lyle Fleck is the President of United Steelworkers Local 274. He says they'll hold effects bargaining sessions tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday.

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Jim Maurice, WJON.com
Jim Maurice, WJON.com
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Bachmann Pledges Support for Shuttered Verso Paper Mill [AUDIO]

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is pledging her support for the idled Verso Paper Mill in Sartell. Bachmann says there are things the federal government can do, to help attract a buyer for the plant.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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Fire Departments Bill Verso Paper for Mill Fire

Verso Paper has been billed $350,000 by fire departments who responded to an explosion and fire at its mill in Sartell. Nearly 60 of 93 fire departments that responded to the Memorial Day fire have billed the company for time and equipment.

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Community Rallies Around Maus Family for Benefit [PHOTOS]

Friends, family and the Verso community are gathered to honor the memory of Jon Maus today.

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