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Firefighters respond Monday to a fire at the Verso Paper Corp. mill in Sartell. AP photo

1 dead, five hurt in Sartell, Minn., paper mill fire

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SARTELL (AP) -- One person was killed Monday and at least four others were injured in an explosion that caused a large fire at a paper mill in Sartell.

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The explosion occurred shortly before noon at the Verso Paper Corp. mill.

The St. Cloud Times reported that a company official said an air compressor exploded. A full shift was working at the time.

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