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Forum Communications chosen over N.D. NBC Network for NDHSAA television contract

FARGO - The North Dakota High School Activities Association will enter into negotiations with Forum Communications for the rights to televise North Dakota high school athletics, a move that had its contested moments Friday at the NDHSAA Board of Directors meeting.

Forum Communications, which owns WDAY-TV, WDAY radio and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead newspaper, got the nod over a bid submitted by the North Dakota NBC Network. A three-person NDHSAA media committee recommended Forum Communications as the winner earlier in the day to the five-year contract.

Forum Communication's bid of $680,000 was about $6,000 per year higher than the NBC Network.