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New business offering dance lessons

New business offering dance lessons


Jimmy Adams started dancing as a way to socialize. He recently started Simply Dance and DJ, offering country dance lessons, wanting to provide that opportunity to others.

“My goal is to give the people in this area a chance to learn and improve the dances they enjoy on a regular basis,” he said.

Adams has been into country dancing for about 30 years and ballroom dancing for about 10. He teaches dance classes at Bismarck State College and has started renting the dance room at the Mandan Eagles on Mondays.

At each event, Adams offers an hour of lessons and an hour of open dance. The cost is $5.

“My goal is to continue this and teach a different couples' dance each month,” he said, with two-step and line dancing this month, East Coast swing in July and waltz in August. “As time goes on, I want to include ballroom dances.”

A schedule of lessons is posted on Adams’ Facebook page:

In addition to the lessons, Adams provides DJ services for small and medium-sized events and venues.

Store closing

Batteries + Bulbs, a battery and light bulb store, is closing.

Owner Bill Condon said he decided to close the store, which carries replacement batteries for cell phones, laptop computers, tractors and boats, due to the changes in the industry and business environment.

Located at 1515 Burnt Boat Drive in Bismarck, the store’s last day is June 17, with a liquidation sale taking place now.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Brewery opening

Edwinton Brewing Company will open at the end of the month.

The brewpub slated to open in the Bismarck Depot posted on its Facebook page that it's hiring cooks, servers and bartenders.

Owner and local restaurateur Dale Zimmerman has been slowly renovating the space in preparation for his latest venture. He has been serving the beers and testing potential German-style food menu items at his other two restaurants.

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New flights begin

As announced in January, United Airlines began direct flights between Bismarck and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport last week.

United already offers flights between Bismarck and Denver. The twice daily flights to Chicago adds a second destination for the airline.

American Airlines has offered flights between Bismarck and O’Hare since October 2014.

United will utilize 50-seat regional jets for the year-round service, with both an early morning and a midday departure.

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