CHICAGO -- Members of a panel whose approval is needed before $699 million of bonds can be issued by Minnesota governments for Northwest Airlines expressed doubts about the project last week, and similar concerns prompted a major rating agency to raise questions about the deal.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission -- the owner and operator of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport -- is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether they will participate in the financing to help the airline expand its operations. And some members of the commission, made up of gubernatorial appointees, said it is unclear how the panel will vote.

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