MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the Minnesota State Fair’s newest attractions is “The Great Minnesota Knit Together”, which will be Minnesota’s largest yarn bomb. You may have seen some of some of the clever creations at other locations throughout the city, but this is the biggest by far — all made by Knitteapolis. Her identity is a secret, but her art is most certainly not. Stitch by stitch, this Minnesota native got hooked nine years ago.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When you think of food shelves, you may think canned foods, cereal and things like nonperishable items, but one Minneapolis 11-year-old set out to change that. The soon-to-be sixth-grader, Silja Bijnagte, is spending her summer in the garden; not just any garden, but a garden at the footsteps of Joyce Uptown Food Shelf in Minneapolis. It’s how this garden, her first, came to be that makes Silja Bijnagte a Minnesotan to Meet.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For this week’s Minnesotan to Meet, WCCO traveled to the Land O’ Lakes headquarters in Arden Hills. Teddy Bekele is the son of an Ethiopian agronomist. After getting a taste of the family business at a young age, Bekele never thought farming would be in his future. But, after starting his career in mechanical engineering, he took a chance and made the move to Minnesota. It’s what he’s done since then that makes Bekele a Minnesotan to Meet.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".