“The first lesson of history, and it may well be the last, is that you never know what is coming next.”These words of the great historian G. M. Young come to mind as I think about the tempest stirred up by the St. Cloud school board’s decision to purchase the Minnesota School of Business building for the district’s administrative offices and welcome center, without more public notice or a public hearing.
International and national news is discouraging. Four recent local events have lifted my spirits out of this gloom:• Opening of the new St. Cloud Area YMCA Community & Aquatic Center• United Way of Central Minnesota’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary• “Dancing with Our Stars” to support the Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation• Initiation of the new Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre at GREAT (Great River Educational Arts Theatre).
Time is running out for Banco Popular Espanol SA and its efforts to fix a balance sheet loaded with toxic property assets. The Spanish bank’s admission that it’s short of capital and may seek a buyer sparked a collapse in investor confidence that caused its market value to shrink to well below the value of its last share sale in 2016. The bank is due to meet with European Central Bank officials on Tuesday as it explores ways to improve liquidity.
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".