Mary Yunkers, head of the criminal division for the county attorney, hopes to receive the last of the reports this week. A unit from the highway patrol was the first to arrive at the scene in St. Martin.
"We should have a decision by early January," Yunkers told the Paynesville Press in a phone interview.
According to preliminary reports, Northway died from injuries sustained in a fight at Doochies Bad Company Bar in St. Martin.
Northway's death was ruled a homicide upon completion of the medical examiner's review in early November.
The sheriff's department reported earlier that a number of people were involved in the fight. Once the state patrol reports are in, charges could be leveled, said Stearns County Sheriff Jim Kostreba.
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