Mikayla Holmgren is excited about graduating next spring with a degree in Arts Education. Her goal is to open a dance school and work with children. "Dancing is my passion," she said. Her schedule is full of appearances and interviews after she competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in November. She was the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the pageant's history. Her favorite part was making "friends for a lifetime."
Listen Story audio 32min 13sec Vikings fans are bracing themselves for emotional highs and lows this weekend as the Vikings take on the Eagles in Philadelphia. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with Steve Rushin, special contributor to Sports Illustrated, about the heart-breaking history of the team's attempt to win a Super Bowl.
Two quick notes from Tom, as read at the end of Friday's show:2. Today is my last day as host of this show. The reason is that, in my personal life, I recently fell pretty hard for a woman who also happens to be running for statewide political office in Minnesota this year. That presents a conflict of interest, so I notified my superiors. They decided on this course of action. We're working now on what my re-assignment will mean. You will still hear my voice on the radio, just not every day.
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".