It looks like one of the photographs spirited out of North Korea, a road barrier constructed of what appears to be PVC pipe and not at all handsomely installed, splattered paint on the pavement, for example, at the base of each pipe. The two-way bicycle lane the barrier identifies is empty. It is there and waiting and constructed just in time for five months or so of remaining empty except for all but the most dedicated or hardy.
It was either mentioned in a news story or I heard it as a shout, or maybe I even imagined it, but the election of Melvin Carter III was said to be “Rondo’s Revenge!’’ Revenge is a strong word. It presupposes that the descendants of the Rondo neighborhood and its ghosts, maybe even the ghost of Tiger Jack, have been plotting all along to inflict punishment for that ribbon of interstate freeway that cut the old place apart in the 1960s. It isn’t revenge.
The St. Paul Police Federation, in other words, the union, took Melvin Carter to task last week, claiming that he didn’t do enough to secure two handguns that were stolen from his house. The union even intimated that the stolen guns were somehow linked to increased gunshots in St. Paul. They planted it as a newspaper story and it got printed. Carter is running for mayor. Pat Harris is running for mayor. Harris has the endorsement of the police union.
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".