Not again! Manitoba moose (so to speak) on the loose in Memorial Stadium

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Mick E. Moose waves to a passerby in UND's Memorial Stadium Friday afternoon. (Sydney Mook/Grand Forks Herald)

Not again!

Another moose is on the loose in UND's Memorial Stadium. However, it appears Manitoba Moose mascot Mick E. Moose already has cleared the premises unharmed.

Word on the street is, he'll be making the rounds inside Ralph Engelstad Arena as the Manitoba Moose face off against the Iowa Wild this weekend. The AHL teams will be squaring off in two preseason games at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Ralph.

Manitoba's mascot spent Friday afternoon searching Memorial Stadium for his moose friend. Earlier this month, an adult cow moose, wandered around the field for about 12 hours after it came through a gate in the early hours of Sept. 3. It was later tranquilized and released back into the wild.


Daniel Fink, with the Manitoba Moose hockey team, said bringing the team's mascot to Memorial Stadium was a fun way to promote this weekend's games.

"Mick E. Moose, our mascot, had heard about the moose that was wandering around the campus and on the football field and he just had to come check things out for himself," Fink said. "He's really kind of a monkey-see, monkey-do kind of guy. He wanted to be out here and run around and see what all the hubbub was about."

Being from Winnipeg, Fink said teams have to deal with similar circumstances sometimes.

"We've had a couple of football games in our neck of the woods delayed for moose running around and things like that," he said. "It was just kind of a funny parallel seeing what was going down out at (UND.) It was nice to see they were out of here safe and sound. That's always great. It's just one of those funny stories living in the Midwest."

Mick E. Moose also visited Altru hospital Friday.

Sydney Mook has been the managing editor at the Herald since April 2021. In her role she edits and assigns stories and helps reporters develop their work for readers.

Mook has been with the Herald since May 2018 and was first hired as the Herald's higher education reporter where she covered UND and other happenings in state higher education. She was later promoted to community editor in 2019.

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