If you check the web for companies in northern-tier states who offer satellite dish reception of Canadian programming, through one of them, you could acquire a true BBC signal, as a friend of mine once did for a few years. The initial paperwork was byzantine, but, once that was past, the system worked beautifully. This transaction CAN involve legal gray areas, so proceed with caution and choose an honest provider who knows the ropes. You don't want a huge fine atop your dish subscription bill. Another angle: call your present dish or cable outfit and ask them if a live BBC feed is available. You'd be amazed what they have but don't advertise. For instance, I have a classmate in AZ who succeeded in acquiring, completely legally, two or three Brazilian channels, so that his Portuguese-speaking wife can enjoy programming in her first language. I have a terrible hunch that the American cable and dish providers want us to watch BBCA (the "A" stands for America); what's available on BBCA is, generally, far crummier than what bits and pieces you find on PBS. Back to Minnesota? Good luck.