FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2002, file photo Edna Schwab walks toward the front door of the Lawrence Welk farm house in Strasburg, N.D., where Welk taught himself to play accordion. The State Historical

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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2002, file photo Edna Schwab walks toward the front door of the Lawrence Welk farm house in Strasburg, N.D., where Welk taught himself to play accordion. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is considering buying Welk's boyhood home in south-central North Dakota to be used as a tourist destination to tout the importance of agriculture and the region's German-Russian heritage. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File) less 

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