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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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  • 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

  • TCU at Gophers football

    8pm on ESPN, 107.9-FM

  • 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

  • Twins at Houston

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • New Jersey at Saints

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Twins at Houston

    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at Edmonton

    3pm

  • New Jersey at Saints

    5:05pm on 1220-AM

  • New York at Lynx

    6pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • New Jersey at Saints

    11:05am on 1220-AM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Seattle at Lynx

    7pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

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Today's Scoreboard

  • Chicago White Sox

    Minnesota

     

    - Bot 7th

    6

    4

  • Atlanta

    Washington

    6:05 PM

  • Pittsburgh

    Milwaukee

    6:20 PM

  • Detroit

    Kansas City

    7:10 PM

    MLB

  • San Francisco

    Colorado

    7:40 PM

    MLB

  • LA Dodgers

    San Diego

    9:10 PM

  • Chicago

    New York

    6:00 PM

  • Tulsa

    Seattle

    9:00 PM

  • Washington

    Los Angeles

    9:30 PM

No games for MLS