The St. Paul city council will have a new president next month. Council member Amy Brendmoen will take over council leadership from Russ Stark who is stepping aside after nearly three years as council president. "I am grateful to Council President Stark for his smart, patient leadership over the last three years," said Brendmoen.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reducing its hours of operation at two northern Minnesota border crossings next month. Local residents strongly opposed the changes at the ports of entry at Lancaster and Roseau. The Lancaster port on U.S. Highway 59 is currently open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CBP proposed closing the border crossing at 4 p.m. In response to local concerns, the new port of entry hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer.
The Minnesota Department of Health is expanding a home visit program for at-risk families. The agency has awarded $4.87 million in grants to expand home visits in 19 counties and two tribal nations, serving about 300 families. "Home visiting is effective with a return on investment from three dollars to $6 for every dollar spent. It's preventive, it's upstream, it saves lots of money down the road," said Commissioner Ed Ehlinger in announcing the grants.
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".