Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar today met with incoming President and CEO of Verso Paper Dave Paterrson in her Washington, DC office and discussed the company’s efforts to keep their Sartell, MN paper mill after it was damaged by a fire in May.

“The Verso Paper Mill in Sartell is a critical part of the local community, providing good jobs and boosting the area’s economy,” Klobuchar said.“Today’s meeting was an opportunity to discuss the company’s quick response to the tragic fire and its efforts to keep the mill. These are important jobs for Minnesota.”

In May, a fire at the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell resulted in the death of one employee and injured four others. The Verso Paper Mill in Sartell has about 260 employees.