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October 2002 file photo of the Brainerd paper mill property when it was owned and operated by Potlatch. Brainerd Dispatch file photo.

Wausau Paper site sold, to be repurposed into industrial center

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The Wausau Paper Mill site has a new owner, and there are plans to keep the site intact and operating on a new platform — an industrial center.


The new name will be the Brainerd Industrial Center (BIC).

Owner Mike Higgins made the announcement Monday, though he closed on the sale for the site last Thursday.

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Jessie Perrine
Jessie covers the Brainerd City Council and the Brainerd School Board. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Jessie attended Winona State University, where she majored in journalism with a minor in women and gender studies. She worked at the Winona Daily News, Tomah Journal and the La Crosse Tribune before starting at the Dispatch in 2012.
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