Richard Colburn Photographer
Ken, Beaver Bay, Minnesota 2003Cory & Archie, near Jamestown, North Dakota  2009Bruce who lives in his van near Hovland, Minnesota 2007Ray, Tom & Neal, New Rockford Cafe, New Rockford, North Dakota 2009Smear Tournament to benefit a breast cancer patient, Last Call Bar, Mellen, Wisconsin  2009Pisek Store, Pisek, North Dakota  2004Annual Hunter's Supper, Van Jones American Legion Post 188, Rhame, North Dakota 2009Arholan Finnish Cemetery, Burleigh County, North Dakota 2010Copper Country Veterans, Memorial Day, Houghton, Michigan 2010Copper Country Veterans, Memorial Day, Houghton, Michigan 2010Angie & Joanie, Lefse Making Demonstration, Balsam Lake Hardware, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 2009Equinox Brooms, Shorty's Bar & Cafe, Platte, South Dakota 2009Robert, Barley Harvest, Kenmare, North Dakota  2009Jeff, New York Says Thank You Foundation whose members are NYC firefighters who survived the attack on 9/11. They helped rebuild the North Chapel at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch. The chapel was destroyed on June 11, 2008 by a tornado that killed 4 scouts.John, Baker’s Dozen Bakery,  New Rockford, North Dakota 2008Kerry, Randa's Appliance and Electronics, Newton, Iowa, May 10, 2006, the day Maytag closed after 113 years in Newton  2006 Thane Lund, Painting a mural he designed on the Crosby Sports Arena, Crosby, ND  2003Lynette and Gaylen, Harvey, North Dakota 2005Gaylene repairing his fences, Porcupine, South Dakota  2003 Phil at his mother-in-law’s place, Dumont, Iowa  2005 Homecoming Parade, Lake Preston, South Dakota 2003TrueRide Skate Park Inc., Former BOMARC Cruise Missile Site, Duluth, Minnesota 2003Casey & Tracy, SDSU College Rodeo Team Practice, Brookings, South Dakota 2003Duplex Process Waterproof Hats, Pioneer Trails Museum, Hanks, North Dakota 200996 lb. Ball Of String From the Grenora Post Office, Pioneer Trails Museum, Hanks, North Dakota 2009Battle Point, Leech Lake, Minnesota,  2006
The impact of economic change so apparent in the Iron Range communities is easy to see in other rural regions of the Upper Midwest. In fact, the depopulation of rural areas is taking place world wide.
Yet, life goes on. The routines and traditions of life continue amidst change.