MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities non-profit celebrated a sweet milestone Thursday as it broke ground on its new bakery.

Since the 1980s, the non-profit Cookie Cart has provided teenagers in Minneapolis with a safe and creative space. On Thursday morning, the group broke ground on its future bakery in St. Paul along Payne Avenue, on the east side.

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The group helps teenager learn leadership skills while working the bakery.

“I think being in Cookie Cart means being involved and connecting, and that’s helpful because I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” said. “That will help me in the future.

Cookie Cart still needs a million dollars to finish construction of the bakery and program space. The building will open early next year.


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