The National weather service is reporting that there is an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon, through tonight generally west of Interstate 35 and a slighter risk, to the east into west central Wisconsin. Large hail and damaging winds are possible with the line of strong thunderstorms that is expected to march east across the area. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out either, especially in the enhanced risk area over west central Minnesota.
Kitty-corner from the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior in Faribault, a homeowner is trying to get a treasured lawn ornament back that was stolen. Why someone would want to steal a lawn ornament I do not know. Unless maybe a gnome. Some of those can be kind of scary. The point is folks, when it does not belong to you, why would you take it off the property? This must be a very valuable ornament. My only question is whether they want the ornament or the perpetrator “Dead or Alive”?
I know I spent a little more than I should have this year on purchasing those delicious Girl Scout cookies from the Girls Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. But it goes to a good cause and the cookies are so good and I did share them with family and friends. But someone thought they should purchase 600 boxes of cookies and stiff the Girl Scouts for the check, or in this case checks. According to KARE 11, St. Paul police were contacted by the Girl Scouts to report the fraud incident.
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".