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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – If you're reading this on your computer, then you might notice we made a few changes overnight to kare11.com.

The site might look familiar as it's almost the spitting image of the USA Today website. We're both owned by Gannett, and we're the fifth TV station in the country to launch this new look.

With anything new comes a few bumps in the road, so we ask for your patience as we continue to enhance and work to make the site the best it can be for you. Also, in case you're experiencing any technical difficulties, try using the new site in Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari as kare11.com is optimized for those browsers.

One of the best features of the site, you may have already seen – the homepage. The layout allows us to feature the most important local, national and international stories affecting you. The new look also allows for more eye appeal with videos and photos prominently displayed.

On the right side of the page, you will notice that we have the most recent stories, videos and photo galleries that have been posted to kare11.com to make sure you know the latest stories that we're bringing to you. On the left you'll find alerts for live video streams and links to our Land of 10,000 Stories and Road to Sochi stories.

Poking around kare11.com

We've made it easier for viewers to find exactly what they're looking for through our navigation tabs at the top of the page.

You're able to click each tab and find the latest weather, local, national, traffic, sports and features on our site. Under the local tab, which is next to the weather tab, you'll find the stories impacting you and the Twin Cities metro. You'll also find our popular series such as Extras and Land of 10,000 Stories.

Also under the local tab in the "Quick Links" section on the left, you can find links to stories from KARE 11 Sunrise, KARE 11 at 11, KARE 11 News @4 and the KARE Saturday show.

NATION NOW provides the latest national news from USA Today, and you can see where other Gannett TV stations and newspapers are located.

If you hover over the WEATHER tab, which shows the current temperature, you can get a quick peek at the forecast for the day. If you click on it, you'll go to the weather page for the latest video forecast, interactive radar, weather maps for the region or nation as well as cameras to get a glimpse of what's happening outdoors.

Under our TRAFFIC tab, you'll find a map to help you navigate around the Twin Cities metropolitan area for congestion, construction or other roadway problems. You can also find gas prices not only for our area but for the entire country by doing a search by zip code.

By clicking the SPORTS tab, you'll find the latest news, videos and photos on everything from the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, Twins, Lynx, and other professional, college and prep sports.

The FEATURES section showcases the community events, entertainment and other stories to discuss with your friends. You can also find recipes and contests. It is also where you'll find links to KARE 11 initiatives like "HealthFair 11", "Toys for Tots", "Holiday Lights," and jobs.

Our ABOUT page tells you exactly that, more about KARE 11, our history, mission and staff. You can also get information on how to contact or advertise with us, apply for a job or internship and get a program guide. You can send us emails, news tips or check out what's on KARE 11 by looking at the left side of the page.

Next to the tab, you'll see a little camera. If you click on it, you'll see the latest videos and photo galleries posted to kare11.com and you can sort them by most popular or most recent.

As you can see, you can spend hours going through the site and finding new and exciting information about our community. We hope you explore, search and enjoy the new site and all that it has to offer. We ask for a little patience in making sure that we fine tune for your browsing pleasure. If you find a story or photo out of place, make sure you let us know in the comments section, on the KARE 11 Facebook page or email us at webmaster@kare11.com.

No matter the new look, we're committed to providing the best and most recent content and information that affects our community and lives.

We hope you enjoy the new kare11.com and all that it has to offer.

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