(Coon Rapids, MN)  —  A Minnesota couple is trying to help a former foreign exchange student escape Afghanistan.  Betsy and Thomas Kiekhafer from Coon Rapids communicate with the unnamed exchange student via the internet daily.  The former student believes his association with the U.S. makes him a target in the Middle Eastern Country.  The couple has reached out to several U.S. lawmakers for help and have gotten the young man placed on a priority list for a visa.