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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A local cookie business not only provides delicious cookies to its patrons, it offers life lessons and job skills to those in need.

The Cookie Cart gives jobs to teenagers 15 to 18 years old, providing them with lasting and meaningful work, plus life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.

Taronda Richardson said they are very busy this time of year.

“We are making about 600 dozen a day on average,” Richardson said.

The last quarter of the year is their production season. Young people learn what’s expected of them in the workplace.

The Cookie Cart in North Minneapolis has been in operation for nearly 30 years.

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