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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 1982, file photo big band leader Lawrence Welk poses outside his office in Santa Monica, Calif. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is considering buying Welk's boyhood home on the outskirts of Strasburg, N.D., where he  taught himself to play accordion. Relatives say Welk was never cutout for farming and left North Dakota at age 21 after playing at barn dances and other community events. (AP Photo/WF)