- Freezing rain and a wintry mix caused slick roads across southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin Monday, including much of the Twin Cities metro--though experts say the headaches are anything but over. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area that will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, meaning that periods sleet and freezing rain followed by an inch or two of snow overnight will cause travel difficulties come morning.
- A Minneapolis police officer is on trial, facing charges for firing a shot into a car full of people. Efrem Hamilton was working an off-duty policing job near Target Field when a fight broke out last November. The case puts a spotlight on police response and the use of potentially deadly force. Hamilton is charged with three counts, including second degree assault and reckless discharge of a weapon.
- Taking the witness stand Thursday in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Efrem Hamilton was the group of friends inside the car he shot at. Five of the six friends gave their testimony. Driver Caylea Wade testified she was terrified. Police had ordered her to back her car away from the scene of a separate fight and gunfire outside a downtown Minneapolis nightclub. She detailed the collision with Hamilton’s squad and the officer’s bullet that subsequently tore into the back end of her car.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, 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
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".