The Great Big Wheel will not be the fastest ride at the Minnesota State Fair. It won’t be the scariest. It won’t be the one most likely to make you lose your spare change, your car keys, your glasses or the Pronto Pup you ate earlier. But it will be tall. At 156 feet, or about 15 stories, adorned with more than a half-million colored LED lights, the new Ferris wheel will tower above the fair for the next seven seasons.
With the labor pool tightening in Minnesota, employers are looking for strategies to attract and retain good employees — from monetary rewards to morale boosters to yes, for IT start-ups, even beer on tap. The causes of labor shortages vary. Some industries are simply growing quickly, such as information technology, health care, financial services and pretty much anything involving helping older people. Others are struggling to replace retiring employees.
(Special from Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media) — Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldon broke and scared about her own financial future. Boldon was a Minneapolis paralegal making $65,000 a year in 2010, when her mother, then living in Tomah, Wis., began developing dementia and other health problems. For a while, Boldon regularly made the six-hour round trip to see her, but her mother’s condition worsened. When her company announced layoffs, she volunteered.
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".