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Attribution

For this weeks analysis on attribution I'll be looking at an article in the Star Tribune which covered the arctic like weather that the area is experiencing and mainly how the weather can effect someones commute.

The article features several direct quotes, the first being from a Clay County Deputy Sheriff, the deputy warns readers to look ahead in the forecast. He is a credible source as he's obviously one of the first responders when motorists can stranded on the highways.

A quote from a spokesperson from the Minnesota Department of Transportation is also featured in the article. This quote is interestingly used as a segue into further details of how MNDOT is reacting to the dangerous weather conditions.

It seems that MNDOT as well as the sheriffs department were the two sources used most throughout the article, and were in fact the most effective in getting across the writers serious tone on the issue.

http://www.startribune.com/local/15475226.html