Delta has just cancelled the nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Honolulu on their nice A-330 planes starting February 21st. The current announcement states that this is only until May 1st, but I wouldn't hold my breath for them to return.
This follows Delta cancelling the nonstops from Detroit to Honolulu this fall. So this fuels my (and most people at the old NWA hubs) that Delta is focusing on their headquarters in Atlanta. There are TWO nonstops a day from ATL to HNL.
So I am lucky this coming winter, as I am going to Lana`i in January, but it is certainly up in the air for 2012. The connecting flights via the west coast all land too late for me to catch the last flight from Honolulu to Lana`i. We could fly to Atlanta, but would have to leave MSP at about 5 am to catch the flight out of ATL. So I may start looking into the Carribean as a more convenient way to escape the cold white north every winter.