Tentative agreement would save North Dakota station from signal interference

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Developers of a high-rise in Fargo, N.D., have agreed to pay for moving Prairie Public Broadcasting’s transmitter to a location where it will not be blocked by the new building.

The developers, Block 9 Partners, will also contribute to rent for the new locations, Prairie Public President John Harris told Current. The equipment will be relocated atop two nearby buildings downtown.

The 18-story building under construction would interfere with Prairie Public’s television transmitter and a secondary tower behind its headquarters once the structure hits 100 feet high.

Although the draft lease agreement has yet to be finalized, “we feel confident it will work out,” Harris said.

None of the parties will reveal the cost, the local Forum newspaper reported.

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