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The Bemidji Area Beverage Association hosted a debate between Beltrami County sheriff candidates Bill Cross, left, and Phil Hodapp, right, Monday evening at Bemidji City Hall, where 45 people gathered to listen to responses to prearranged questions. Moderator Kris Cannon is in the center. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Beltrami County sheriff candidates debate

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Beltrami County sheriff candidates differed on communications needs during a forum Monday night at Bemidji City Hall.

While most counties are adopting an 800 megahertz state-recommended communications system, Beltrami County and 14 northwest Minnesota counties are going their own way with a narrow band VHF digital system.


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