ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota’s top elected officials begin court-ordered mediation this week in a budget dispute that is now threatening hundreds of jobs. The state Supreme Court ruled the Governor’s veto of the legislature constitutional, but ordered mediation to settle the dispute. The House and Senate could start running out of money as early as Thanksgiving. The Minnesota legislature is already preparing a “worst case scenario” that includes hundreds of layoffs.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A top Facebook official said in Minneapolis Thursday the company is investigating hundreds of fake accounts from Russia during last year’s election. Facebook revealed last week it shut down 478 fake accounts that originated in Russia and appeared to meddle in the 2016 US election and now says it has detected that some accounts spent $100,000 on at least 3,000 ads, mostly on divisive issues.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is entering a 50-state sweepstakes to win one of the most lucrative prizes in a generation. State officials are preparing a bid of incentives to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to Minnesota. The official bid is confidential, but it may include tax subsidies — a common and controversial economic development tool. But most of the public subsidies Minnesota gives to private employers do not come close to those high-end examples.
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".