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Outgoing MPS Superintendent Surprises Students with $50K in New Drums

Students at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School in Minneapolis got a big surprise Wednesday.

Outgoing Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson surprised students with $50,000 in new marching drums – enough drums for an entire drum line.

School officials say about 200 students play instruments at the school, and about 1/3 play the drums.

Aldi to Hire at Metro Locations, Host Job Fairs

Aldi is hiring 50 new workers for its Twin Cities locations. The low-cost grocery chain is looking for store associates, shift managers and manager trainees.

Aldi will hold three hiring fairs on Thursday, Feb. 5:

Eagan

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus, Ridge 3450 Washington Drive.

Plymouth

Edina to Host Nation's Largest Figure Skating Event

America’s largest figure skating event is landing in the Twin Cities this week.

The U.S. Figure Skating Association is hosting three days of competition for the Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. The competition kicks off Thursday at the Braemar Ice Arena in Edina and runs through Saturday.

Minneapolis Police Car Hits Pedestrian

A person trying to cross the street was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after a Minneapolis Police squad car struck her, police spokesman John Elder said.

The incident happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at 34th Street East and Nicollet Avenue South. The person suffered injuries that were non-life threatening, Elder said.

The incident is under investigation.

1 of 10 Fugitives Sought by Federal Investigators has Mpls. Connection

Thirty-one-year-old Jamal Moore - Photo: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Federal investigators are looking for 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes, one of whom has a Minneapolis connection.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations released the names and photos of the 10 fugitives Wednesday.

Suspect in 10 Hour New Hope Standoff Booked for Domestic Assault

A standoff between police and a person holed up in a New Hope home ended early Wednesday morning.

It started around 6 p.m. Tuesday when police were trying to communicate with a person inside a home on the 5900 block of Boone Avenue North.

Eden Prairie Police Looking for Suspect in Subway Restaurant Hold-Up

Police in Eden Prairie are looking for a suspect after a Subway restaurant was held up at gunpoint Tuesday night.

It happened just before 10 p.m. at the Subway at Dell Road and Highway 62.

Police say only one employee was inside at the time, and was not hurt.

It's unclear at this point if the suspect got away with any money.