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PRIME SPORTS PULLS THE PLUG ON ITS UPPER MIDWEST OPERATIONS
Published October 6, 1995
Prime Sports announced this week it will close its Upper Midwest operations effective December 31, according to the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Prime Spokesman Craig Kuhl said the network's owners, Hubbard Broadcasting, Upper Midwest Cable Partners and Affiliated Regional Communications, no longer think the region offers "viable business" considering that Midwest Sports Channel holds the rights to the region's teams. After the network ends its service to MN, and parts of IA, WI and ND, it will "shift its resources" to growing systems in the St. Louis and Rocky Mountain areas. Kuhl on the region: "If you don't have the Twins or Gophers or Timberwolves, it doesn't make sense" (Rachel Blount, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/5).