Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman was a true pioneer; a woman in the wilderness. Hard and exhausting as life was for early settlers in Hovland, Minnesota, Laura thrived. Beloved by her family and her community, Laura was a true caretaker. In her time she delivered more than 50 babies, cared for the sick, worked at the school, was active in church, and was mother to a family of five daughters. In this edition of WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s historical series “History Speaks,” producer Barbara Jean Meyers shares Laura’s incredible story.