MASON CITY, Iowa- Much of our area is seeing snowfall over the next couple days and to prepare, city, county and state trucks will be working to keep the roadways clear. After plows have removed what they can from the streets, trucks will often sand and salt, but that salt can be harmful to waterways. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, The Iowa Department of Transportation applied about 300,000 tons of salt on roadways in 2008.
DES MOINES, Iowa- The 2018 Iowa Legislative session began Monday and lawmakers are eager to get back to work. The No. 1 issue all of our local representatives have commented on is the importance of balancing the budget after the Iowa Revenue Estimate Conference predicted a shortfall for the second year in a row. “Our first focus should be on balancing the budget,” said Democratic State Representative Sharon Steckman.
UPDATE: G8 Development has officially dropped its lawsuit against Mason City and the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The dismissal was filed Friday morning in Cerro Gordo County District Court, clearing the way for the River City Renaissance project to move forward. MASON CITY, Iowa- After speaking to Mason City city staff, the developers of the River City Renaissance project has yet to drop the lawsuit against the city and the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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".