Mary Divine is a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She covers Washington County and the St. Croix River Valley, but has also spent time covering the State Capitol. She has won numerous journalism awards, including the Premack Award and the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists' Pag...
A man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his fiancee’s toddler will go to trial in February in Washington County District Court. Jonathon Wierstad, 28, of Willernie, who is being held in the Washington County Jail, appeared in court Monday. Bail has been set at $2.5 million without conditions. Wierstad’s omnibus hearing was set for 1 p.m. Sept. 28, and a jury trial was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26, said Assistant Washington County Attorney Siv Yurichuk.
The bike trail on the east side of St. Croix Trail/Washington County 18 between Interstate 94 and Afton’s Old Village has been in rough shape and hasn’t gotten much use in recent years. Now, thanks to the Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, the 4-mile trail and the bridge over Valley Creek in Afton are undergoing a major makeover.
Eighteen food trucks will converge in Oak Park Heights this weekend for the first “School’s Out for Summer Food Truck Extravaganza,” hosted by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Stillwater Area High School, also will feature live music, children’s activities, bingo, fire-truck rides and a pizza-eating contest.
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".