Feeling positive on a Wednesday counts for two Cheers

Cheers to the Grand Forks police officer being honored with a hunting, fishing trip

    Corp. Ryan Wadlow of the Grand Forks Police Department was recently chosen to receive a hunting and fishing trip by “American Heroes Outdoors,” a nonprofit group and television show, and was taken by complete surprise. Wadlow, an Air Force veteran and assistant team leader of the SWAT team, is currently visiting Woodland Resort in Devils Lake, N.D. for two days of duck and geese hunting and afternoon fishing.

    More than 25 officers from Grand Forks and the surrounding area, including Crookston police officers Lee Tate and Dave Grabowski, met at Scheels Tuesday to surprise Wadlow with the award. The surprise meeting was filmed by the TV show and will be broadcast in the spring.

    American Heroes Outdoors was founded in 2014 and provides a few outdoor adventures per year. Cheers to American Heroes Outdoors and congrats to Wadlow for the honor.

– Jess Bengtson, Assistant Editor

Cheers to a police officer going above and beyond

    Milwaukee police officer Kevin Zimmerman pulled over Lashae Jackson because her car registration was out of date. When Zimmerman discovered that two of her kids in the back did not have car seats. He decided not to give the woman a ticket.

    Instead, he chose to do something nice for the family.  He went to Walmart and bought car seats and Halloween stickers for the kids, and even installed the seats himself. Jackson said that her kids couldn’t stop thanking Officer Zimmerman, and that his act made them smile.                 Zimmerman went above and beyond his duty, and Jackson and her family are happier and safer because of it.

– Cooper Brown, Student Writer