That lonely library dog whose sad face went viral will probably have plenty of pals to read to him now. Sting, the reading therapy dog who has a weekly shift at the White Bear Lake branch of the Ramsey County Library, is a worldwide hit after his owner posted a picture of the lonely-looking retired greyhound, requesting more readers. The post has been shared 100,529 times and has more than 77,000 likes — actually, mostly sad faces and hearts — as of Wednesday morning. “It just kept going and going.
They’re confectionary castles for the tiniest of Winter Carnival kings and queens. To mark the St. Paul Winter Carnival and St. Paul’s lovely Rice Park ice palace, we unveiled our first-ever Cool Castle Contest. In the spirit of the annual Pioneer Press Peeps Diorama Contest, we asked you to build a palace or whatever structure you could dream up, using sugar cubes, marshmallows or other edibles. (Glue was certainly acceptable.) More than 90 of you responded.
Harriet Island Regional Park stretches 70 acres along the Mississippi, where it can field fierce winds and snow unimpeded from the north. It has woods, trails, a long shoreline and a great lawn facing the river. In that vastness, someone found a 2½ inch-diameter medallion the color of ice, based on inscrutable clues. This was my view over the years from the newsroom of the Pioneer Press, which since 1952 has compelled those souls out into the cold in pursuit of the $10,000 prize.
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".