I know this thread is over a year old, but unless the customer is ready to jump through some hoops, the locals they get from DirecTv, will not include FOX (interesting, when the ABC affiliate is owned by the same company.)
Oh yah, the locals you do get are from Bismarck, 100 miles to the south.
With the record flooding that devastated Minot this summer, our Minot CBS affiliate had 24/7 coverage. It was a vital community lifeline, and a lifeline you would have not gotten if you got "locals" through DirecTv.
Luckily I had my parents setup with an attic antenna that tied into a directv OTA module, so they get true Minot locals.
DirecTv claiming "locals" from 100 miles away is criminal.
Former USSB uplink operator.