Donna Erickson had awoken early Tuesday, March 5, 2002 because she was determined to make a batch of raspberry jam. She had a five-quart pail of raspberries in the chest freezer in the basement and she had hauled them up and now they were thawing on the kitchen counter. In her early 70’s, she still had energy for jam.

Roger Erickson, her husband, also in his early 70’s, was sitting in the living room of the home they had owned for almost 40 years. He had already walked across the street to get the mail at the post office, a…

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