The City Councils of our seven member cities formed the Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission (NDC4) in 1982. They wished to pool resources to develop the best possible cable television system to serve their communities. NDC4 operates as a joint powers cooperative - enforcing the cable television franchise ordinances, providing LOCAL government and education channels, and overseeing the non-profit corporation,Town Square Television.
Citizens formed this "off-spring" non-profit, originally known as NDCTV, in 1987 to provide a LOCAL soapbox. They wanted to allow residents, and neighborhood organizations to speak their voices, and let cable television viewers hear locally relevant messages, unique to their community.