WALKER -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a Cass County Court decision on restitution Susan Lee Ramsey, 48, Walker, was ordered to pay.

A $1,450 saddle was included in $5,050 restitution Cass County Judge Michael J. Haas ordered Ramsey to pay for damages she caused by starting a fire April 13, 1998, in a Walker man's residence.

The appeals court ruled there was no evidence presented in Ramsey's case to prove the saddle was burned or that Ramsey may have stolen it.

Therefore, restitution will be reduced to $3,600.

Cass County Court

WALKER -- Judge John P. Smith heard the following cases recently in Cass County Court:

Scott Lee Fairbanks, 22, Deer River, pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor DWI on one case and disorderly conduct on another case. For DWI, he was ordered to serve 30 days and pay a $1,000 fine, and will be on probation four years. For disorderly conduct, he was ordered to serve 15 days and pay a $200 fine, and will be on probation two years. The sentences are consecutive, but Fairbanks may serve the jail time concurrently.

Michael Lee Laflex, 22, Nisswa, was ordered to serve 30 days on the work release program for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He must pay $500 cost of prosecution and will be on probation five years. Laflex must complete out-patient sex offender treatment, register with the state as a sex offender and provide a DNA sample. He may have no unsupervised contact with females under age 18.

Darrel Elmer Walters, 50, Brainerd, pleaded guilty to driving after cancellation. He was ordered to serve 90 days, and may serve 30 days on the work release program and 60 days at his own expense on electronic monitoring. He was ordered to pay a $1,600 fine and will be on probation three years.

Walter Riley Probasco, 60, rural Backus, was ordered to serve 75 days for aggravated DWI and pay a $1,000 fine, and will be on probation four years.

Gary Wayne Granholm, 56, Nisswa, pleaded guilty to DWI. He was ordered to serve five days and pay a $200 fine.

Noah Christopher Burgoyne, 25, rural Pine River, had the 21-month sentence pending against him for sale of a simulated controlled substance executed, concurrent to a Hennepin County sentence he is serving in the state corrections system. Financial obligations were vacated.