CHICAGO — Minnesota heads into the market with a rare revenue-backed issue beginning on Monday when it will take retail orders on $60 million of bonds to fund its ongoing efforts to establish a statewide digital-radio communications system for public safety personnel.

The state will open up the 15-year issue — secured solely by a portion of the 911 surcharge tacked on to phone bills — to institutional buyers on Tuesday, said state debt manager Kathy Kardell. Jeffries & Co. is the senior manager.

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