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Sartell Verso fire victim memorial fund, employee relief fund established

Sartell Verso fire victim memorial fund, employee relief fund established

May 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

With firefighting efforts at 99 percent containment and authorities hopeful Thursday could be the final day battling the Verso paper mill fire in Sartell, co-workers and friends of the employee killed in Monday's blast will lay him to rest Friday. Read More...

Sprinkler system contains St. Cloud fire

Sprinkler system contains St. Cloud fire

May 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

A sprinkler system helped keep a fire in check at a St. Cloud business. Read More...

Franken wants encrypted laptops

Franken wants encrypted laptops

May 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he plans to pursue legislation requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after holding a hearing Wednesday on aggressive debt collection practices in Minnesota hospitals. Read More...

Westrom files for Senate seat

Westrom files for Senate seat

May 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

Eight-term State Representative Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake wants a seat in the State Senate. Read More...

Cravaack files for re-election

Cravaack files for re-election

May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

Minnesota Rep. Chip Cravaack says there's little difference between the three Democrats competing to challenge him in one of the country's battlegrounds for control of Congress. Cravaack filed paperwork to run for re-election on Wednesday in St. Paul Read More...

Minnesota expecting excellent strawberry crop

Minnesota expecting excellent strawberry crop

May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

Minnesota growers expect a sensational strawberry season. Minnesota strawberries are ripening early, as much as two to three weeks ahead of normal, and most growers are reporting an excellent crop. Read More...

St. Cloud police investigate home burglary

St. Cloud police investigate home burglary

May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

St. Cloud police say they don't have any suspects in a residential burglary they were called to investigate last night. Read More...

Verso fire now 99 percent contained

Verso fire now 99 percent contained

May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

(KNSI)--An update on the recovery efforts at the Verso paper mill in Sartell. City Administrator Partti Gartland says as of late Wednesday afternoon, the fire was 99-percent contained. Read More...

Too early to tell mill's Future in Sartell

Too early to tell mill's Future in Sartell

May 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

SARTELL, MN (KNSI)- The explosion that has turned into a now three-day fire is just the latest blow over a tough few months for the Verso Paper mill in Sartell. Now, even as firefighters work to put down the last embers of the blaze, the future of Sartell's cornerstone industry remains uncertain. Read More...

No Problems with air quality so far in wake of Verso fire

No Problems with air quality so far in wake of Verso fire

May 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

SARTELL, MN (KNSI) - With smoke and other possible pollutants pumped into the air by the fire this week at the Verso Paper mill, concerns have been raised over air quality. But as yet there has not been a spike in air pollution. Read More...

Teen girls arrested after St. Cloud group home fracas

Teen girls arrested after St. Cloud group home fracas

May 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - Two girls, ages 13 and 15, were arrested and both face charges after they allegedly pulled knifes and scissors and threatened employees at a St. Cloud group home. Read More...

Lawsuit against bridge designers will continue

Lawsuit against bridge designers will continue

May 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

WASHINGTON (KNSI) - The Supreme Court will not block Minnesota's lawsuit against a California design firm over the deadly 2007 interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Read More...

Hundreds of Verso paper rolls still burning in Sartell

Hundreds of Verso paper rolls still burning in Sartell

May 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

SARTELL, MN (KNSI) - Firefighting efforts at Sartell's Verso Paper Mill are heading into a third day as those battling the remaining flames face the unique challenge of extinguishing hundreds of stored paper rolls. Read More...

Man killed in Stearns County farm accident

Man killed in Stearns County farm accident

May 30, 2012 at 6:06 am

MELROSE TOWNSHIP, MN (AP) - Authorities say a 75-year-old man was killed in a farm accident in Stearns County. Read More...

Mother says paralyzed hockey player moved leg

Mother says paralyzed hockey player moved leg

May 30, 2012 at 6:06 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The mother of a paralyzed high school hockey player says her son has been able to move some parts of his body. Read More...

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