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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

Minnesota's public broadcasters will get funds to help convert to digital transmissions.

A $792,000 Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant is the country's second largest, said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who has worried that many Minnesotans will be left out of next year's digital conversion.

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"Preparing for the digital transition is especially important for Minnesota." Klobuchar said. "More than 21 percent of our households depend exclusively on over-the-air broadcast TV. They will be most affected by the transition. This grant helps public television in Minnesota afford the necessary equipment to provide high-quality digital broadcasts for consumers."

The grant is for both public television and radio.

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