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Attribution

The Star Tribune reported on the ice break off the shore of Lake Erie that trapped more than 100 men and left one man dead. This story attributed 19 facts to various human and recorded sources, some direct quotes and some paraphrased. The reporter used a lot of different sources with credible positions, or witnesses of the account, all of them were named along with their title or position in the article. The reporter used quotes from fisherman at the scene, the Coast Guard spokesman, the County Sheriff, the County Sheriff's office records, a National Weather Service meteorologist, an Oak Harbor resident, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife spokesman. Some sources were quoted in the beginning of the article and again later on using only their last name, which made it a little confusing because you had to look back in the article to see exactly who the person was and what authority they had.