Hovland, MN (KROC-AM News)- Search efforts are continuing in northeastern Minnesota to find a pilot who has been missing for several days. 

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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified of a pilot who did not return from a flight on Friday. The aircraft was last seen flying near the small northshore town of Hovland. 


Search and rescue crews responded Friday night and the State Patrol dispatched a plane to search for ultralight aircraft and its pilot, but did not find anything. The pilot is identified as Denny Pechacek. 

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office organized volunteers for a ground search for Pechacek on Monday. The search area is focused on land near Hovland.

Monday's search was called off after volunteers could not find Pechacek. Volunteers are set to resume the search Tuesday morning.

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