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Attribution

In the Pioneer Press' story on the man who ripped the head off a duck at a St. Paul hotel, the only sources were a police report and the statements of a police sergeant and hotel manager. Since the incident happened just hours before the story was written, the number of possible sources was limited due to time constraints. The incident is explained according to what the police report said. After this section, a police sergeant is named and quoted. A quote is also given from an assistant manager at the hotel where the incident took place, although their name is not given.
The information is attributed at the end of the sentences, which is an effective way of doing so. The reader reads the most pertinent information first, while the attribution assures us of the sources.