People don't often get a chance to pursue a childhood passion for an entire lifetime, but when the folks of the YMCA's Camp Menogyn in 1968 offered Robert "Skip" Wilke the leadership of the camp on the Gunflint Trail, he dropped a job as an engineer and made camping his life. For almost 50 years, Wilke would impart his love of the outdoors and YMCA camps to thousands of young people across Minnesota and throughout the world.
Thanks to more than a week of steady progress by construction crews, the St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace is on target to reach its 70-foot height by Jan. 25th, officials said Tuesday. Thanks to the financial commitment of St. Paul-based Ecolab, it's also likely to meet its $800,000 fundraising goal. In exchange and in thanks for that commitment, the palace was dubbed the Ecolab Ice Palace in a gathering at the Ordway. Ecolab officials would not say how much they have committed to the project.
Sunday morning, Lindsey Lorentson of Rosemount will rise, don her purple underwear, purple leggings, purple jersey, purple wig, purple face paint and fistfuls of purple beads to transform into Purplelicious, a Vikings superfan who admits she guzzles the purple Kool-Aid, bleeds purple and wants NOTHING more than a Vikings victory — setting off a wave of purple joy among thousands of purple-clad fans. And, in the process, hopefully, oh please, oh please, banish previous punches to the purple gut.
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".