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REMEMBERING ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SARTELL VERSO MILL FIRE
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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    REMEMBERING ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SARTELL VERSO MILL FIRE

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                         HON. MICHELE BACHMANN

                              of minnesota

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mrs. BACHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in memory of the upcoming 
one-year anniversary of the tragic Memorial Day explosion and fire at 
the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell, Minnesota. Jon Maus, a father of four 
from Albany, Minnesota was tragically killed during the accident. This 
mill has been a fixture in the community for nearly a century, and its 
destruction and ultimate closure were devastating for hundreds of 
employees and their families.
   One year later, the community is still working to recover from this 
setback. While many of the former workers have found jobs elsewhere or 
have gone back to school, quite a few are still searching for full-time 
employment. Our heart breaks for their struggle. But remember that when 
times are tough, Minnesotans band together. It is because of the love, 
support and friendship within the Sartell community that I know that 
they will overcome this tragedy.
   The Maus Family and all those affected by the explosion and fire 
remain in my prayers. My staff and I will continue to work with local 
leaders and community members to make sure that they receive the 
support they need to get back to work.

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