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City of Minneapolis helps teen get a permit to reopen his hot dog stand


WASHINGTON (Circa)- After 13- year-old Jaequan Faulkner opened a hot dog stand outside his home in North Minneapolis, Minnesota, the city shutdown the stand after a complaint, according to CNN.

According to the report, the city received the complaint about the stand and when they noticed the stand wasn't properly sanctioned, Faulkner was forced to close down the operation.

The Minneapolis Department of Health heard about the incident and decided to give Faulkner a helping hand to become the owner of his own business. They reached out to the teen and with the help of Northside Economic Opportunity Network, a community nonprofit, assisted the teen with securing the right permit. On Monday, he re-opened his stand.

The department even sent a health inspector to train Faulkner, ensuring that the hot dogs are above 140 degrees and even setting up his own hand-washing station, CNN reported.

Faulkner said the idea to start his stand began when he found an unused hot dog roaster that belonged to his uncle, the report said. His family said that the idea to make some extra money has turned into a passion for the teen.

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