Four former staffers at the Rochester Art Center say they're owed thousands in back pay. They individually filed complaints in small claims court this week arguing that the art center owes them $5,800 in earned vacation time. In the past, the center has paid out earned time to employees who were fired or laid off. Interim director Lee Koch did not respond to calls or emails from MPR News. The art center has been struggling financially for years.
When Johnny Yucuis moved to Rochester five years ago, he was excited to catch several national acts touring through the city. Turns out that wasn't going to be his new normal. "I saw Trampled By Turtles, I saw Wilco, I saw Bob Dylan. I'm like, 'Man. I'm in the big city. This is awesome. I'm going to see music all the time,'" Yucuis recalled. "And then after that ... nothing." Despite Rochester's reputation as shy on arts and culture, it has long had a vital music scene — it's just been hard to find.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said she will not intervene legally in a controversial Mayo Clinic decision to close some services at its Albert Lea campus. In a letter to Freeborn County Attorney David Walker, Swanson wrote that her office could not "file a lawsuit simply because a corporation that is abiding by the law undertakes an unpopular action."
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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
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".