Cut the Cord, Minneapolis-St. Paul!

Free TV in the Twin Cities Area

Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Minneapolis-St. Paul TV market?  Solid Signal is here to help Minnesotans save big by cutting the cord.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is a unique metropolitan area.  Known as the “Twin Cities” to most Americans, the area is comprised of Minneapolis, the city with Minnesota’s largest population, and its capital city of St. Paul.  Despite being called the Twin Cities, neither location is a mirror of the other.  Towering modern skyscrapers dot the Minneapolis skyline while quaint, old-world neighborhoods and Victorian architecture help to define St. Paul.  This probably is why you and everyone else you know calls it “The Cities,” which drops the “twin” designation.

Today, Minneapolis-St. Paul area is a thriving Midwestern metropolis.  It’s also a rather multicultural one.  Minneapolis was founded largely by people of Scandinavian heritage, thought today, the city has the largest Somali population in North America.  In contrast, St. Paul’s roots include a mixture of French, Irish, and German people, and today has a thriving Hmong population.  Within the diversity of these two communities is wide variety of free television programming that’s broadcasted from the area’s local TV transmitters.  All of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s news, weather, and entertainment can be yours when you cut the cord. 

 

The Minneapolis-St. Paul TV Market

The TV Market in the Twin Cities

The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul make up one huge media market.  It pulls in viewers from a whopping total of 50 counties in the state of Minnesota and another seven across the border in Wisconsin.  That’s 1,723,000+ households and more than three million people in this significant Midwestern TV market!  Imagine the money that could be saved if half of these people cut the cord and got a TV antenna.  Just think of how much money you could save if you cut the cord in Minneapolis-St. Paul.   

Cutting the cord in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area gives you a wide variety of free TV options:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KTCA-DT

2.1

34

PBS

HD

English

Ramby Avenue

KTCA-DT2

2.2

34

MN Channel

SD

English

Ramby Avenue

KTCA-DT3

2.3

34

PBS

SD

English

Ramby Avenue

KTCA-DT4

2.4

34

KEC65

SD

English

Ramby Avenue

KTCA-DT6

2.6

34

PBS

SD

English

Ramby Avenue

WCCO-DT

4.1

32

CBS

HD

English

Shoreview, MN

WCCO-DT2

4.2

32

Decades

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT

5.1

35

ABC

HD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT2

5.2

35

KSTC-TV

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT3

5.3

35

MeTV

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT4

5.4

35

Antenna TV

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT6

5.6

35

This TV

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSTP-DT7

5.7

35

Heroes & Icons

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KAWE-DT

9.1

22

Lakeland Public TV

HD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWE-DT2

9.2

 22

First Nations

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWE-DT3

9.3

22

PBS Kids

SD

English  

Bemidji, MN

KAWE-DT4

9.4

22

Create

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWE-DT5

9.5

22

Encore PBS Lakeland Public TV

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWE-DT6

9.6

22

MN Channel

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KMSP-DT

9.9

9

Fox

HD

English

Eden Prairie, MN

KWCM-DT

10.1

10

PBS

HD

English

Appleton, MN

KWCM-DT2

10.2

10

Create

SD

English

Appleton, MN

KWCM-DT3

10.3

10

MN Channel

SD

English

Appleton, MN

KWCM-DT4

10.4

10

PBS World

SD

English

Appleton, MN

KARE-DT

11.1

11

NBC

HD

English

Shoreview, MN

KARE-DT2

11.2

11

Weather Nation

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KARE-DT3

11.3

11

Justice Network

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

KSMN-DT2

15.2

20

Create

HD

English

Appleton, MN

KSMN-DT3

15.3

20

MN Channel

SD

English

Appleton, MN

KSMN-DT

20.1

20

PBS

HD

English

Appleton, MN

KSMN-DT4

20.4

20

PBS World

SD

English

Appleton, MN

KAWB-DT

22.1

28

Lakeland Public TV

HD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWB-DT2

22.2

28

First Nations

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWB-DT3

22.3

28

PBS Kids

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWB-DT4

22.4

28

Create

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWB-DT5

22.5

28

Encore PBS Lakeland Public TV

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

KAWB-DT6

22.6

28

MN Channel

SD

English

Bemidji, MN

WUCW-DT

23.1

22

The CW

HD

English

Shoreview, MN

WUCW-DT2

23.2

22

Comet

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

WUCW-DT3

23.3

22

Grit

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

WUCW-DT4

23.4

22

getTV

SD

English

Shoreview, MN

WHWC-DT

28.1

27

PBS

HD

English

Menomonie, WI

WHWC-DT2

28.2

27

WI Channel

SD

English

Menomonie, WI

WHWC-DT3

28.3

27

WPT Create

SD

English

Menomonie, WI

KPXM-DT

41.1

40

Ion

HD

English

Big Lake, MN

KPXM-DT2

41.2

40

Qubo

SD

English

Big Lake, MN

KPXM-DT3

41.3

40

Ion Life

SD

English

Big Lake, MN  

KPXM-DT4

41.4

40

Ion Shop

SD

English

Big Lake, MN

KPXM-DT5

41.5

40

QVC

SD

English

Big Lake, MN

KPXM-DT6

41.6

40

HSN

SD

English

Big Lake, MN

WEUX-DT

48.1

49

Fox

HD

English

La Crescent, MN

WEUX-DT2

48.2

49

MeTV

SD

English

La Crescent, MN

WEUX-DT3

48.3

49

Escape

SD

English

La Crescent, MN

WEUX-DT4

48.4

49

Bounce

SD

English

La Crescent, MN

 

*The Seattle-Tacoma TV market has many low-powered stations not listed here. As a cord-cutter, you might be able to receive some or all of the programming from these, depending upon a variety of factors.

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in the Twin Cities Area

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on games.  This limits the amount of professional sports games cord-cutters can see.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters such as yourself to watch your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Minneapolis-St. Paul Cord-Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Minneapolis-St. Paul TV Market

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

Cutting the Cord in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  And if you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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