Candy is back on at this year's Grand Day Parade in Anoka, following weeks of backlash over a recent decision to ban the sweet handouts in a city billed the "Halloween Capital of the World." Anoka Halloween, Inc., the all-volunteer nonprofit that puts on the north suburb's annual festival and its three parades, announced its decision to reverse the parade candy ban in a Facebook post Sept. 8. The organization cited a "strong recommendation" to reverse the rule change from city leaders.
Brooklyn Park leaders are working to mend troubled relations among council members after the fire chief's hotly debated resignation and have now opted to bring in outside help. Former Fire Chief Ken Prillaman's recent departure revealed stormy division among city officials, sparked calls for the censure or resignation of one council member and prompted a new task force to rethink the city's code of conduct for elected officials.
The long-awaited sight of Golden Arches has slipped from view in Ramsey — at least for now. After a protracted back-and-forth between the north metro suburb and the fast-food giant, a hot piece of real estate near the Armstrong Boulevard interchange will soon be back in the city's hands, following years of waiting for a McDonald's to materialize there. "This has been a thoroughly disappointing and frustrating experience," Mayor Sarah Strommen said at a recent City Council meeting.
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".