I may not be following exactly what you are saying but a LOC-D is not a straight in approach. Which would explain is why there are no straight in mins Any "lettered" approach (VOR-A, NDB-B, etc.) is a circling approach. Back to your story: it sounds like runway "A" was closed and unlit, you requested runway "B" which was lit but the controller told you that runway was closed and you ended up doing the visual to runway "C"? If there was no runway "C" and you did the visual to runway "B" then is sounds like the controller misunderstood your request and/or the LOC-D was not available for one reason or another.
Thanks for the prompt reply. That's exactly my point. No straight in mins for a LOC-D approach.
The localizer in the LOC-D is aligned with runway 27, which was closed and unlit. Why could I not fly the approach and circle to land on runway 36, like I asked? If I could not fly the approach, why was there no NOTAM for procedure NA?
The LOC-D is a LOC-D because of terrain NE of the airport, so there is no straight in. The MDA is high for that reason.