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Published August 18, 2011, 02:53 PM

Timberwolves Set to Host Milwaukee at Fargodome

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play an exhibition game in the Fargodome for the seventh time, if the NBA solves its lockout.

By: Forum Communications,

FARGO - The Minnesota Timberwolves will play an exhibition game in the Fargodome for the seventh time, if the NBA solves its lockout.

The Wolves are scheduled to play the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

It will be the teams' first trip to Fargo since 2002. The Wolves have a 2-4 record at the Fargodome.

"The Timberwolves are thrilled to be returning to Fargo this fall," Timberwolves President Chris Wright said in a news release. "We've played more exhibition games in the state of North Dakota than anywhere else in the country besides our home arena, and are continually impressed by the phenomenal basketball fans in the region. The Wolves and Bucks are both exciting young teams and will put on a great show for the fans this fall."

The Wolves first visited Fargo during the inaugural 1989-90 season.

This will be the Wolves' 16th game in North Dakota, more than any other state apart from Minnesota, including four visits to Bismarck, three exhibitions in Grand Forks and two stops in Minot.

Minnesota's most recent visit to the state came in an 111-107 win over Denver in Bismarck in 2008, with the last stop in Fargo coming in an 88-82 win over Milwaukee in 2002.

"We are very pleased to welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves back to town," Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik said in the Timberwolves release. "It will be a great event for the region and will be nice to showcase professional basketball in the Fargodome again."

Tickets for the game will go on sale at a later date.

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