St. Paul leaders are pushing ahead with plans for coordinated trash collection across the city, but hope to see prices drop — and incentives to cut down on trash increase — as negotiations with garbage haulers move forward. City staff will continue negotiations with the goal of having a system in place by summer or fall 2018. Meanwhile, residents are still divided on giving up the current system under which they negotiate their own contracts with one of 15 trash haulers.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has been laying out his plan to keep the city’s streets swept and plowed at a series of community meetings. The mayor’s office is reworking how the city pays for street maintenance in response to a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling last year. St. Paul had been funding road upkeep by making almost all property owners pay right-of-way assessments based on their street frontage.
Kirsten Langsetmo's determination was evident long before her second daughter, Ellen, was born. She was one of only a few women to graduate with an architecture degree from the university she attended in Norway, and immigrated to the United States with her husband and two sons in search of opportunities their home country couldn't offer post-World War II. But after Ellen was born with autism, Langsetmo's ability to be a bold and determined advocate shone.
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".