N.D. Historical Society votes 6-5 to buy Lawrence Welk's homestead as tourist site
BISMARCK - Ah-one, an-ah-two, and ... the third time was the charm for supporters of turning Lawrence Welk's boyhood home into a state-run tourist attraction.
The state Historical Board voted 6-5 Friday to spend $100,000 to buy the Welk homestead, putting the onus on state lawmakers to fund the site's day-to-day operation.
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