I'm an enterprise journalist for the La Crosse Tribune. I analyze data to uncover stories relevant to readers in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. I also produce online interactive data visualizations and maps. Particular areas of interest include infrastructure, energy, transportatio...
An Iowa sand mining company suing Trempealeau County is asking the court to hear the case in spite of a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that the county legally denied a permit for a proposed industrial sand operation.The case was brought by AllEnergy Corp. of Des Moines and its subsidiary, AllEnergy Silica, Arcadia, which sought to operate a 265-acre frac sand mine and adjacent processing plant and rail loading terminal in the town of Arcadia.In 2013, the Trempealeau County Environment...
When Jim and Donna DeBoer lived in downtown La Crosse, they didn’t have a lot of neighbors.It was convenient. The couple enjoyed their spacious loft above Donna’s clothing shop in the historic Tausche hardware building on Fourth Street. Jim owned a tavern just around the corner on Jay Street.But in the 1980s and early 1990s, downtown living hadn’t quite caught on. There were only about 600 residents, roughly half today's growing population. “We were more like pioneers,” DeBoer said.
A team of young people from across the country is spending the week on a Mississippi River island as they work to make some of the river’s public beaches a little more hospitable for campers.The WisCorps conservation crew is working under a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to clear invasive species and poison ivy from 18 beaches between La Crosse and Brownsville, Wis. “There’s nowhere to be in the shade where you’re not in poison ivy,” said Sara Strassman,...
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 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".