MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Nov. 8, 2015.
Number One: Train Derails In Mississippi River
It’s not clear yet how much fuel spilled into the Mississippi River when a train derailed in a small Wisconsin town.
A total of 32 cars went off the tracks near the town of Alma on Saturday morning.
Some of the cars spilled ethanol into the river.
The ethanol will likely reduce oxygen levels in parts of the river, potentially killing fish and other life in the water.
Number Two: Jablonski’s Contribution
Jack Jablonski has made a $300,000 contribution to groundbreaking research to help others suffering from spinal cord injuries.
It was four years ago when Jablonski suffered a paralyzing injury playing in a hockey game for Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
Since then, Jablonski and his family have worked to promote awareness and raise money for research through his foundation.
Jablonski, now 20, is a student at the University of Southern California and an intern for the L.A. Kings.
Number 3: Vikings Vs. Rams
The Minnesota Vikings take on the St. Louis Rams at TCF Bank Stadium.
Two of the NFL’s top running backs will be playing against each other: Adrian Peterson for the Vikings and Todd Gurley for the Rams.
The game starts at noon.
The Vikings are 5-2 so far this season. The Rams are 4-3.
Number Four: More Than Names Flag
WCCO-TV’s giant More Than Names flag will be unveiled Tuesday night at the Minnesota Wild game at the Xcel Energy Center.
The 322 panels of names weigh 500 pounds.
More than 122,000 people signed the flag as a way to say thank you to military veterans.
The flag will be on display at the state’s Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday at the Inver Grove Heights Armory.
That event is free and open to the public.