KARE 11 launches HD news

The changeover occurred with the 5 p.m. news April 27

KARE 11 News went HD April 27, becoming one of the first local news programs in Minnesota to broadcast in high definition.

The changeover occurred with the 5 p.m. news last Thursday. KARE-TV, a Gannett-owned station, joins other group stations, including KUSA in Denver, WUSA in Washington, D.C., and KSDK-TV in St. Louis, in presenting local news in high definition.

Besides a technology upgrade and the station’s first new set in 15 years, the move to HD required a station effort to educate viewers about high definition, which included a special page on the KARE’s Web site with links to helpful information and video clips explaining the transition.

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