We shared the past couple of weeks that Westboro Baptist Church was planning on pretesting at 4 area churches and at the Owatonna High School. They did show up at Bethel Church in Owatonna on Sunday morning, at the time published, 8:30 am. I was surprised that there were not more people, I counted about 16 of them, all parked across the street, holding their signs. It was a very cold morning to be out protesting, yet, there they were.
When I opened up my Facebook feed yesterday, and saw a post that my pastor shared, I was floored. It seems as though the Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest in Owatonna at several churches, including the one that my family attends. They are planning to protest at Bethel Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, and Sacred Heart. Why Owatonna, of all places, why was Owatonna chosen as a place for protests?
I'll admit it, a year-and-a-half ago I almost didn't pass my Minnesota written driver's test! It was actually really hard, and about 40 questions long.Thankfully, I passed it, and I'm driving just fine today. However, I noticed a lot of complaints about how tough it is to drive in Rochester. So, I thought it would be fun for everyone to have a little bit of a refresher! Some of these questions are actually seen on the real written test.Take the quiz below if you dare!
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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
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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".