CHICAGO - Minnesota will update a review of Northwest Airline's finances before it issues up to $350 million of bonds to assist the carrier.

Although a court ruling earlier this month cleared the way for the state's bond issuance, the airline's troubled financial condition, which fueled rumors of bankruptcy recently, prompted the state to take a second look at the Eagan, Minn.-based airline's bottom line, said Bob Benner, Gov. Arne Carlson's spokesman on the Northwest financing.

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