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Self-defense bill fails

A plan to expand Minnesotans' right to protect themselves by using deadly force suffered a near-fatal blow when it failed to pass a House committee.

The so-called Castle Doctrine gives citizens the right to use deadly force in their home if they feel their life is threatened.

A bill by Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, expands that to a person's property and vehicle.

It fell on a tie vote in the House Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee.