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Space Aliens expanding games

Space Aliens expanding games


Space Aliens, located on State Street in Bismarck, is doubling the size of its game room.

Some of the restaurant's new offerings include Lane Master Bowling alley bowler, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles four-player action and adventure game, Typhoon simulator, Attack From Mars pinball and HyperShot Arcade Basketball.

Construction is expected to be completed by Aug. 1, owner Mort Bank said.

Western store closing

The owner of Branded Envy has decided to close her store on Bismarck’s Main Avenue in order to spend more time with her family.

“The goal in opening was bringing something unique and different to the area,” Shanda Morgan said. “When we opened, there was nothing like us.”

Morgan, who enjoys one-of-a-kind clothing and decor in her home, said she has enjoyed her years of helping Bismarck-Mandan dress and decorate their homes.

Morgan doesn’t have a closing date set, as back-ordered inventory continues to arrive, but the latest the store will remain open is September. She also encourages customers to keep an eye on the Branded Envy Facebook page as operating hours may change.

Morgan said the western furniture and other large ticket items have been selling quickly. After she has liquidated the inventory on hand, she plans to re-evaluate how she runs her business when she no longer has a storefront, perhaps selling items online or offering hat shaping services out of her home.

New pediatric therapist

Little Lights Pediatric Therapy started offering occupational therapy to local youth, from infants to age 21, at the beginning of the year.

Owner Krisann Miller offers in-home and in-daycare services to help her clients and their families with behavioral issues and the daily skills they need to one day live independently. She covers everything from regulating emotions to self-care.

"I've always had it in my heart for kids," she said.

Miller has been working in the industry for more than nine years and has a master's degree in occupational therapy, with a minor in special education and an autism certification. She is also working on certification for early autism intervention with The Play Project.

"I'm really excited to bring this to the state," she said.

Miller can be reached on the Little Lights Facebook page to schedule an appointment in Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding communities.

Miller said she decided to offer services in-home when she heard about the need in the community. She said many of the current facilities have waiting lists and doing therapy in-home allows her to help kids in their natural environment. Her services are covered by a wide variety of insurance companies.

Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261 or


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