Callow: I can tell you ZMP is grossly overstaffed, and they cut their numbers 2 different times for FY 2010. I can't really tell you how or why I managed to get ZMP, or how I managed to make the cut, but it happened. Your best bet if you absolutely have to stay local, is to try for Crystal, St. Paul or Flying Cloud Towers. Even St. Cloud would be OK. You could hope and pray for MSP, but that could be both a blessing an a curse. Good luck to you, but be prepared for something other than ZMP if you picked enroute only.