North Dakota to buy band leader Lawrence Welk's boyhood home, make it tourist destination

  • Article by: JAMES MacPHERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 5:07 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. — Pop the cork and start the bubble machine: North Dakota has agreed to buy the boyhood home of Lawrence Welk, the maestro of "champagne music" and one of the state's most famous sons.

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