Just received my seat assignments for my next training in Minnesota and guess what? Northwest could not assign a seat on the second leg - Minneapolis to Bemidji. They won't say why, but I'm thinking the plane is either too small or empty, there's no point to assigning one. I should have been warned by the phrase, "Turboprop Service". Traveling north in winter always gives me pause but like they used to say at the post office, "neither rain, nor snow, nor something, something..."