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Wish list for Welk homestead tops $2.3 million

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Historical Society’s wish list for dressing up the birthplace of beloved bandleader Lawrence Welk into a top-rung tourist attraction contains more than $2.3 million in estimated expenses, led by a $1 million interpreti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wish list for Welk homestead tops $2.3 million

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Historical Society’s wish list for dressing up the birthplace of beloved bandleader Lawrence Welk into a top-rung tourist attraction contains more than $2.3 million in estimated expenses, led by a $1 million interpreti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. Historical Society votes 6-5 to buy Lawrence Welk’s homestead

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The State Historical Board voted 6-5 Friday to purchase the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk, leaving it up to the state Legislature to fund the site’s operation as a tourist attraction.

The Legislature approved $100,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. Historical Society votes 6-5 to buy Lawrence Welk’s homestead

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The State Historical Board voted 6-5 Friday to purchase the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk, leaving it up to the state Legislature to fund the site’s operation as a tourist attraction.

The Legislature approved $100,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND tables purchase of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home

July 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The state Historical Society has tabled the purchase of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home in the south central North Dakota town of Strasburg. Continue Reading

A ‘wunnerful’ uncle, ‘wunnerful’ home: Lawrence Welk’s niece recalls happy days at the family home in Strasburg

July 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

STRASBURG Fern Welk was a nurse and a nutritionist and a ferocious protector of her husband’s diet, but when he came home to Strasburg, Lawrence delighted in breaking the rules and sitting down to a plate of dumplings or noodles with real farmer’s cream. Continue Reading

ND considers buying Welk’s childhood home

June 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Building would also be used to highlight importance of ag, German-Russian history. Continue Reading

ND considers buying Lawrence Welk’s childhood home

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s State Historical Society is considering a plan to buy Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home to bring in tourists and preserve the musical legacy of one of the state’s most famous sons. Continue Reading

THE LIST: ‘Jungle Book’ … Lawrence Welk tribute … ‘Nutcracker’ auditions … and more

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The final performances of the Warroad Summer Theatre musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” will be at 7:30 tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warroad School theater. Continue Reading

Norma Zimmer, Welk show’s ‘Champagne Lady,’ dies at 87

May 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Norma Zimmer performed on Lawrence Welk’s music show from 1960 to 1982 as the “Champagne Lady,” the title Welk traditionally had given his lead female singer. Continue Reading