Ask someone in the Twin Cities if they've ever heard of Digi-Key and you may well get a blank stare. Ask that question in Thief River Falls and you may well be talking to a Digi-Key employee. The town in northwestern Minnesota has fewer than 9,000 residents ... and more than 3,000 people clock in at Digi-Key every day. What's more, the number of workers will be climbing. A ceremony Friday marked the start of construction on Digi-Key's big expansion.
The 2017 edition of the Minnesota State Fair has now set three daily attendance records, with the announcement that the crowd of more than 242,000 on the second Sunday was another gate-buster. Just a couple days earlier Minnesotans and their guests had broken the second Friday record with 187,000 visitors. Attendance on the first Monday set a record this year, too. This means 2017 has a good chance of setting a new standard for the whole 12-day run of the Fair.
Most people seem to like dogs and cats, or at least one of the two. And pretty much everybody likes a chance to save money. What makes Saturday, August 19 such a good day is that you can combine those likes by saving money on the cost of adopting a pet. It's a national thing called the Clear the Shelters campaign. TV stations owned by NBC and Telemundo join up with animal shelters around the country to lower adoption fees for one 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 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".