The Bismarck Police Department responded to reports of a sheep being slaughtered live outside of an apartment complex this weekend. The department is now seeking opinion from the city attorney in regards to the incident, since it was an unprecedented call. Officers were called to the 2500 block of North 8th street on Sept. 1. There they found a man and a woman slaughtering a sheep as a part of a religious act. Police say the couple was Muslim, and are new to the country.
You may hear stories about dogs that run away, and are brought home by a good Samaritan. But a Bismarck, North Dakota resident says her dog found its way home another way. Even dogs know there's no place like home. That's what Megan Buchholz discovered when her dog ran away Saturday morning after the family was in a car accident. "I opened the door, and she ran out. And just ran faster than I've ever seen her run before," said Buchholz.
Much of the country is anticipating next month's total solar eclipse. Only parts of the U.S. will be able to see the moon totally block out the sun. North Dakotans will only see 85 percent totality. A Bismarck man plans on travelling to Wyoming to see the rare occurrence. It's been 37 years since Tony Musumba has seen a total solar eclipse. The last time, he had no idea what was happening. "It started getting darker and darker, and we were like: 'What's going on? Is it the end of the world or not?"
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".