Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump brings something to politics that has become increasingly rare: the perspective of a private business owner.
The city of Duluth offers its share of amenities, with a unique mixture of city life and wooded areas, wildlife, lake scenery and trails. But many of the city’s residents also feel the day-to-day despair brought on by living life in poverty.
With the growth of Duluth’s tourism and hotel industries having a significant ripple effect on nearly every other sector of the community, there is good economic news as 2016 draws to a close.
The landscape for banks has been changing for decades, with consolidation always being the trend. In 1987, there were 17,325 banks nationwide. By 2013, that number had decreased to 6,813, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).