Want to watch the Vikes play the Eagles for the NFC Championship Jan. 21? If Stefon Diggs can change the fate of the Vikings in a few last-minute seconds — thanks to his amazing end-of-game touchdown against the Saints — you, with the luxury of several days, can certainly arrange to be at their next matchup, right? Here’s what you need to know to plan a winning trip to the City of Brotherly Love. American and Delta both fly direct from MSP to Philadelphia, but prices aren’t looking good.
From high above a Namibian desert, among the trees in Costa Rica and beside the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota, Star Tribune readers captured memorable images from their travels — and shared them with us for our weekly Viewfinders feature. Early in December, members of the Travel team looked back over the year’s collection to find our favorites. We marveled at the beauties and surprises the world serves up to those who are fortunate enough to encounter — and record — them.
The highway crossed over the Mississippi River and sliced through flat farmland just west of New Orleans. Smokestacks billowed plumes in the distance. One road sign announced a chemical plant. Another warned of a nearby prison. “Do not pick up hitchhikers,” it said. After turning onto River Road, I passed faded clapboard houses and a ramshackle grocery store, where a trio of men sat in the sweltering shade of the sagging front porch.
Due to high demand for its Football Flight (to Philly, Sunday, for a little game you might care about), @SunCountryAir added a second plane. Seats are going almost as fast as Diggs runs. http://strib.mn/2mzc6Bn
But, hey, if you read my tips for Vikes fans, take a look at the comments, too. Eagles fans reportedly don't embrace the "brotherly love" the city is named after. I don't want to unwittingly put anyone in harm's way!
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".