FILE - In this undated 1958 file photo Lawrence Welk leads his big band. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is considering buying Welk's boyhood home near the south-central No

 

              FILE - In this undated 1958 file photo Lawrence Welk leads his big band. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is considering buying Welk
FILE - In this undated 1958 file photo Lawrence Welk leads his big band. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is considering buying Welk's boyhood home near the south-central North Dakota town of Strasburg to be used as a tourist destination to tout the importance of agriculture and the region's German-Russian heritage. (AP Photo/File)