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Bill Cross, left, and Phil Hodapp, right, answer questions from moderators Brad Swenson and John Parsons in a Tuesday evening debate between the two candidates for Beltrami County sheriff. Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson

Sheriff debate held: Cross, Hodapp answer questions at forum

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The two Beltrami County sheriff candidates faced off in their final debate of the election season Tuesday night.

Challenger Bill Cross and incumbent Phil Hodapp drew a crowd of about 40 people to Bemidji City Hall for the debate sponsored by the Citizens for an Informed Electorate.


The 90-minute debate featured 29 questions from the audience.

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