July 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Alexandria Echo Press
On May 28, 2012 an explosion ripped through the Verso Paper mill in Sartell, taking one life and injuring four others.
More than 5,000 tons of finished paper and work-in-process inventory caught on fire.
Within the first few hours of the fire, a statewide mutual aid fire plan was exhausted, so the task of coordinating additional help to put out the fire was assigned to the regional director for the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association for the Lake Region Bill Thoennes of Alexandria. Continue Reading