The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suing the small northern Minnesota city of Cass Lake over the cost to clean up the St. Regis Paper Co. Superfund site. The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Friday, centers around the clean up of the site — more than a 100 acres within the city and the reservation of the Leech Lake Band of the Ojibwe.
– Dave Kleis' recipe for a better St. Cloud simmers in a Crock-Pot on his kitchen counter. Once a month, the 53-year-old mayor of this central Minnesota city makes a point of inviting seven strangers into his house for a night of getting to know one another over a bowl of his homemade chili. "The whole purpose of this is just to have a conversation," Kleis said last week as he stirred his latest batch of soup and warmed up some bread before his guests arrived for a hot meal and two-hour meeting.
Attempts to raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 have so far failed to take off outside the Twin Cities after one city recently stamped out the idea. Edina became the first Minnesota city to raise the sales age earlier this summer, and Detroit Lakes was poised to be the first outside the metro area to follow suit. But in a 6-2 vote last week, the City Council nixed the proposal, with some city leaders expressing concern about how it would affect local businesses.
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".