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Wife jailed in husband’s death

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FINLEY, N.D. – A Finley woman was jailed Monday in connection with the suspicious death of her husband.

Sherry Midstokke, 60, was being held Tuesday in Cass County Jail after authorities discovered the body of Lyle Midstokke, 66, in the bedroom of their Finley home Monday morning, according to the Steele County Sheriff's Department.

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Charges are pending.

The victim's body was taken to the University of North Dakota for an autopsy.

Finley is a city of about 445 people on N.D. Highway 200, about 60 miles north of Valley City and about 90 miles northwest of Fargo.

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