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When a 13-yer-old boy in Minneapolis started a hot dog stand, he didn't have permits from the city.  He was reported.  But, instead of the city crashing down on him and putting him out of business, the bureaucrats went out of their way to help him become legal.  It is a heart-warming story, especially since the young fellow is trying to raise money to buy new clothes for school.  It could have easily gone wrong with patrol officers ticketing him and harassing him out of existence, but it didn't.  It shows that Minneapolis city workers have empathy for budding entrepreneurs, young or old.  It makes one want to live there and is an example of smart PR.