has given credence to what natives and tourists have already known:  Duluth, Minnesota is "one of the most scenic cities in the Rust Belt".

A recently-released list places Duluth in company with Chicago, Madison, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, et al.

My only question remains Duluth's standing on the list;  The writers didn't rank-order the cities and they didn't list them alphabetically.  Duluth sits at the top of the list.   Does that mean it fared better than the other cities?

15 Scenic Cities of the Rust Belt | Rust Wire.