Wausau Paper is selling its specialty paper business and two mills in northern Wisconsin to a private equity firm for $130 million.
Wausau Paper Corp. says it plans to close its mill in Brainerd, Minn., putting 130 employees out of work.
The Verso Paper mill was once a pillar of stability in Sartell, Minn., but after Thursday’s announcement that it will not reopen the community is saddened, stunned and bracing for a financial hit.
Crews are still working to snuff out the hot pockets left over after a paper mill sustained an explosion earlier this week.
Crews continue working to fully extinguish the Verso Paper Mill fire in Sartell but say at this point, the fire is 98-99 percent contained.
A day after a paper mill explosion killed a man and shook the community of Sartell, Minn., a mill worker says he still feels nervous, shaken by the blast.
Authorities have identified the person killed in Monday’s explosion and fire at a paper mill in central Minnesota. Officials said that 50-year-old Jon Maus of Albany, Minn. was killed.
A large fire was burning in Sartell Monday afternoon after an explosion at a paper mill. According to a dispatcher with Stearns County, a number of fire crews have responded to the scene.