The Minnesota Health Department reports the growth in health care spending was just 2.2 percent in 2010. That's the smallest increase in more than a decade. The health commissioner says it could be the result of cash-strapped Minnesotans putting off medical procedures. If so, the figure may soar as those deferred medical needs demand attention.
Backlash after MN lawmaker calls Sen. Tina Smith 'empty-headed pile of nothing'
State Sen. David Osmek made some controversial remarks on the "Up and At 'Em" podcast.