Just read in the Bismarck newspaper that Mesaba is adding service to JMS and DVL in North Dakota. Both airports are currently served by Lakes Air using B1900Ds from MSP-JMS-DVL. I am assuming Mesaba is replacing Great Lakes for the 1.2 million dollar a year EAS route (yes Mesaba will be paid by the EAS program to fly this).
Perhaps this means Great Lakes is closing their MSP "hub"? My guess is the reason this is occuring is because Great Lakes notified the feds they're pulling out- then a new carrier had to be found (Mesaba). I doubt they're leave the MSP hub open just to fly from MSP to Brookings and Huron, SD.
I'll look for a link- trying to find out when this service begins.
Good luck to all our friends at Great Lakes in these shitty times.