The new St. Croix River bridge, once seen mainly as a remedy for downtown Stillwater's vehicle backups, is shaking up the regional transportation picture as drivers abandon old routes and find new ones. In four short months, the bridge's presence has shifted heavier traffic to some roads but eased it on others, as drivers continue route experiments that may continue well into 2018. Washington County plans a $500,000 traffic study next year that several cities are expected to join.
The ruptured water main that brought a major east-metro freeway to its knees this week was cracked lengthwise, it was discovered Tuesday. Crews removed the 12-inch pipe from its casing and were preparing to install a new one, taking the first steps toward reopening a stretch of Interstate 694 through Oakdale. About five miles of the freeway remained closed, possibly into next week, after the leaking pipe created a washout Sunday morning that made the road unsafe to drive.
A Maplewood man’s savage hammer attack on his mother last winter has earned him 20 years in prison. David Edward Williams Jr. took his mother hostage in her Woodbury house the evening of Jan. 21 and struck her in the head several times before taping her to a chair. Then he texted his father with her phone, luring him to the house, before threatening both parents with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, according to the criminal complaint.
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".