KVRR has to allow that, and they are denying Midco the right to do it. I imagine they sell Grand Forks advertising on KBRR, and if the Fargo station is broadcast here in GF, they lose out on that advertising revenue.
I was hoping they'd be willing to make an exception for even one day, but it looks like it isn't the case. I would be willing to tolerate watching the Super Bowl in regular definition, but KBRR/Fox here is so far below just regular quality. On a larger TV it is tough to distinguish how much time is left on the clock or what the score is. I expected there would have been something in the news about the game not being in HD, but I suppose that the Herald is owned by Forum Communications, a direct competitor of the Fox affiliate, so they wouldn't want to give any attention to them at all.