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Rayno: I hope my story begins a conversation

In today's Star Tribune, I published my story of Norwood Teague and sexual harassment. You can read it here.

Through a career of deadline gamers, investigative stories and tricky features with the pressure of telling a subject's story in a worthy way, this is the hardest thing I've ever written.

I've wanted to call it off about eight times. I wanted to be sick more often than that. But ultimately, I felt the importance of not just this incident, but this issue -- one that so many women endure and so rarely talk about -- obligated my action, even two years tardy.

The outpouring of support since the online version went live on Sunday night has been absolutely overwhelming, more than I could have possibly expected. It has drowned out those voices of dissent that I always knew would exist with a story like this.

The tales I am hearing today from my fellow women across the country are emotional and heartbreaking, but also serve as an immediate reminder of why I wrote what I did.

If my story keeps the conversation going. it was worth it.

Morning basketball for Gophers in opener of Puerto Rico Tipoff

It might be dreary and nap-inducing in Minneapolis today, but sunshine out there somewhere.

As a reminder of that, brackets for basketball’s slew of Thanksgiving tournaments, often set in tropical locales (not you, Great Alaska Shootout, sorry) were released this morning, including this year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff  that the Gophers are participating in.

Minnesota, as previously announced, will face Temple and talented 6-5 guard Quenton DeCosey in the first round – that game is scheduled for November 19 at 10:30 a.m. CT.

In the second round, the Gophers would either face Butler or Missouri State before getting either Miami, Mississippi State, Utah or Texas Tech on the final Sunday in either the Championship game or one of the consolation matchups.

Check out the full bracket here.

Read more about the ESPN event in this post from C.L. Brown.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Live racing

    4pm

  • Vikings at Dallas

    6pm on 100.3/1130

  • Houston at Twins

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Houston at Twins

    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Phoenix at Lynx

    6pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Indy at Minnesota United FC

    7pm on Ch. 45

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    12:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Vikings at Tennessee

    7pm on 100.3/1130

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Indiana at Lynx

    7pm on 106.1-FM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Houston

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

Today's Scoreboard

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  • Detroit

    Toronto

     

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    6

  • Boston

    NY Mets

    3:05 PM

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  • St. Louis

    San Francisco

    3:05 PM

  • Kansas City

    Tampa Bay

    5:10 PM

  • San Diego

    Philadelphia

    6:05 PM

  • Colorado

    Pittsburgh

    6:05 PM

  • Miami

    Washington

    6:05 PM

  • NY Yankees

    Atlanta

    6:10 PM

    FOX SPORTS 1

  • Seattle

    Chicago White Sox

    6:10 PM

  • LA Angels

    Cleveland

    6:10 PM

  • Cincinnati

    Milwaukee

    6:10 PM

  • Houston

    Minnesota

    6:10 PM

    FSN

  • Baltimore

    Texas

    7:05 PM

    MLB

  • Oakland

    Arizona

    7:10 PM

  • Chicago Cubs

    LA Dodgers

    8:10 PM

    WGN, MLB

  • New York

    Connecticut

    6:00 PM

  • Chicago

    Atlanta

    6:00 PM

  • Montreal

    Toronto FC

    3:00 PM

  • Columbus

    New York City FC

    3:00 PM

  • New England

    Philadelphia

    6:00 PM

  • Chicago

    Orlando City SC

    6:30 PM

  • Sporting Kansas City

    Colorado

    8:00 PM

  • Real Salt Lake

    FC Dallas

    8:00 PM

  • Vancouver

    Houston

    8:00 PM