Wadena County's chief deputy comes up short in Beltrami County bid
Incumbent Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp defeated challenger Bill Cross in one of the area's most hotly contested election races.
With all 62 precincts reporting, Hodapp had 8,748 votes, or 55.6 percent. Cross had 6,976, or 44.3 percent.
Hodapp and Cross ran against each other four years ago. Hodapp was elected to his first term as sheriff, holding off Cross for the position.
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