CHICAGO — The Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission enters the market as soon as tomorrow with its first sale this year, a $156 million refunding that should generate about $7 million in savings to help the agency as it manages through the recession and its impact on air travel and the airlines.

The bonds will current refund senior-lien general airport revenue bonds from 1999 and 2000 issues with anticipated present-value savings of at least 5%, though the figure remains fluid given market fluctuations. The bonds are divided into two series one $24 million and one $132 million.

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