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Biwabik, Minnesota: Honk the Moose

Honk the Moose wandered into Biwabik and decided to spend the winter there in 1935. The town erected a life-size fiberglass moose in his honor, part of its 1980s makeover into a Bavarian village.

Hwy 135, Biwabik, MN
Downtown, on the north side of Hwy 135, just west of 5th Ave. N.
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Honk the Moose

Honk the Moose is a life-size statue of a moose in the Scandinavian town of Biwabik, in a city park right on the main drag in town. The moose is depicted in a children's story dating to 1935 about a real-life moose that once took up winter residence in Biwabik.

[BS Meyer, 06/20/2013]

Biwabik was a down-on-its-heels mining town that was transformed into a Bavarian village tourist town in the 1980s.

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