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ST. PAUL - Minnesotans can go to a Web site to get an idea about how much health-care providers charge for some services.

A hundred of the most common health services are priced on the Minnesota Community Measurement Web site. The average prices are in addition to some quality ratings that have been on the site since 2004.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty said the information will help Minnesotans be better health consumers, and thus will force down health-care prices.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.