Duluth Boxer Turns Hitman

This week we dredged the archive to pull up a story from David Ouse’s tales of “Forgotten Duluthians,” who reminds us that not all famous former Duluthians were known for celebrated accomplishments. Some, like Norman Mastrian, are known for much more notorious achievements—like being convicted of “one of the most famous crimes in Minnesota history. Read about Mastrian here.

Norman Mastrian’s 1941 high school yearbook photo. In 1942 he graduated Minneapolis’s Thomas Edison High School. (Image: Hennepin County Library)