MSA awards scholarship to local student; Nicole Kane is currently taking online lessons with Bemidji

Published 8:29 am Friday, November 23, 2018

A Mower County Jail employee received $600 in scholarship funds from the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association.

Sheriff Terese Amazi presented a check with the total amount to Nicole Kane, a junior taking online courses in criminal justice through Bemidji State University who works the night shift at the Mower County Jail, on Wednesday morning at the Mower County Law Enforcement Center.

Kane grew up in Burnsville and currently resides in Adams. She is working towards a bachelors degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. She said she hopes to continue with the Mower County Sheriff’s Office and work in probation.

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In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be in the second year of an approved law enforcement curriculum program. Amazi said Kane was the only applicant from the Mower County Sheriff’s Office.