A crowd of frustrated transit workers gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center Sunday morning to vote on a new contract and the possibility of the strike. Union President Mark Lawson says the contract affects nearly 2,500 bus drivers, train operators and support staff. And it's not only about wages and benefits, he says. Members are also concerned about driver safety. "This contract does not address that at all," he said. Lawson says he has been punched twice during his 12 years as a driver.
SAINT PAUL, Minn - Dog owners often wonder what their pets would say if they could talk. While some dogs might comment on their favorite couch in the living room, or their favorite dog toy, Shirley Pierce's 3-year-old Shih Tzu, Beau, would have quite a bit more to say. "I just wonder where he's all been," Pierce says. You see, Beau has been away from home for a while. "I haven't seen him in over a year," Pierce explains. It was August of 2016 when Pierce last saw Beau.
ST. PAUL, Minn - Students at Saint Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul are getting creative in the fight against cyber bullying. In honor of October being Bullying Prevention Month, teachers have asked their 5th grade students to make comic books to speak out against the issue. "They're designing a super hero," technology specialist Dan Clark says. "To teach kids a way to be safe, a way to be responsible or a way to be respectful online."
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".