Matt Schuth tramped across the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s grasslands while two dozen birders and plant lovers focused on his every move. Suddenly he pointed to the sky and called out “dickcissel.” The yellow-chested bird dipped in and out of tree branches. In unison, arms raised binoculars to get a closer look. Next, Schuth stopped at one of the bluebird boxes and lifted the door, revealing a nest of tiny blue eggs. “Don’t be afraid to look,” he said.
The challenge: Diane and Chris Gall bought a modest cabin on a lake near Deerwood, Minn. It had been empty for some time, with outdated dark interiors, thanks to wood-paneled walls and small windows. To turn the cabin into an inviting weekend getaway spot, the couple wanted to update and revitalize the spaces — all within the existing footprint. “We wanted to start creating family memories at the lake,” said Diane.
What do you get for $1 million — or more — in a new home? This month, you can find out at two tours that spotlight upper-bracket residences in the Twin Cities metro area. The Artisan Home Tour, launched in 2014 by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), has a roster of 19 newly built homes as well as two extensively remodeled residences. Each home, packed with high-end amenities, is valued at more than $1 million for the structure alone, not including the lot.
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".