Dorian Grilley slows down whenever he sees a white bike. The bikes — known as “ghost bikes” to commemorate bicyclists who have died in traffic — are spreading across the metro area. Put along roadsides, they serve as grim reminders of the hazards of inattention. “When I see these, I think about the victims and their families,” said Grilley, director of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.
The Gold Line bus project hit the gas Friday — with plans for up to 900 units of bus-related housing and improved chances for getting federal funding. The Federal Transit Administration announced that it was moving the Gold Line proposal into the New Starts program, which will make federal funding more likely in the future. That funding will be crucial, paying for about half of the $420 million project.
Cottage Grove will soon have a new public safety director — Pete Koerner. Koerner, a captain in the police department, will be sworn in at the March 7 city council meeting. He joined the department in 1992 as a community services officer and later became a police officer, sergeant and captain. He has had several specialized assignments, including as a SWAT crisis negotiator and use-of-force instructor. “The Cottage Grove Public Safety department provides excellent delivery of service,” Koerner said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
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".