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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. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, The state Historical Society is slated to decide whether the state should purchase the bandleader's birthplace. The idea comes two decades after Congress earmarked $500,000 in federal funds to develop a tourist industry in Strasburg. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)

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. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, The state Historical Society is slated to decide whether the state should purchase the bandleader's birthplace. The idea comes two decades after Congress earmarked $500,000 in federal funds to develop a tourist industry in Strasburg. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)

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