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Share news happening in your neighborhood using the KARE 11 app

Send in your photos and videos using the new "Near Me" feature in the KARE 11 app.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Here's your chance to play the role of reporter and help KARE 11 make the news!

The new "Near Me" feature lets users send in their photos and videos directly inside the KARE 11 app.

Spot a gorgeous sunset? Send us a photo! Watching hail pile up in your yard? Shoot a video (safely!) and submit it through the app. Maybe you just want to show off a pic of your pup for International Dog Day. Whether you're witnessing a protest rally or attending a surprise 100th birthday party, capture the moment and share it with us!

You can also see all of the interesting happenings captured by your neighbors by checking out the "Near Me" map in the app. 

HOW IT WORKS

First, make sure you have the most recent version of the KARE 11 app installed on your device.

Open the KARE 11 app and tap the "Near Me" button at the bottom of the screen, then look for the orange "Share With Us" button in the upper left.

You can upload up to three photos or one video. You can take an original photo or video, or submit one from your camera roll.

Make sure to include a title for your photo or video (like "St. Cloud Blizzard") and share your name so we know who to credit. Also, include your email and be sure to tag the location where the photo or video was taken.

Hit submit, and once you see "success," your submission is complete!

The KARE 11 team will review all submissions. Once approved, you'll find them on the "Near Me" app, and sometimes in additional galleries, news articles, and even on KARE 11 newscasts!

Check out samples of some of the submissions we've received so far:

Mary Bangle captured this image of a fire burning at a construction site in downtown St. Paul:

Credit: Mary Bangle
Credit: Mary Bangle

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Paula Kettner shared this photo of a funnel cloud near Gaylord, Minnesota in July 2020:

Credit: Paula Kettner
Credit: Paula Kettner

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Satya and Vijay shared video of protests on the Hennepin Avenue bridge in June 2020:

And Jen Radermacher sent in a video for Highlights from Home showing Ben Rad's cool basketball trick shot:

Gordon Severson and meteorologist Ben Dery explained why we got so much lightning in one August storm, using photos and videos from our audience:

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