Purchase document drafted for bandleader's ND home

December 24, 2014 5:21 PM

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North Dakota's Historical Society has drafted an agreement to finalize the purchase of famous band leader Lawrence Welk's boyhood home.

The Historical Society board voted 6-5 last January to buy the Strasburg homestead from Welk's nieces — Evelyn Schwab and Edna Schwab— but the purchase was contingent on negotiated repairs being made to the property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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