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Published November 18, 2009, 01:17 AM

No Charges Yet in Hockey Fan Fight

It's been a month since an Oslo man was arrested after a fight outside the Ralph Engelstad Arena right after the Minnesota - UND hockey game, but still he faces no formal charges.

By: Jessica Dugan, WDAZ

It's been a month since an Oslo man was arrested after a fight outside the Ralph Engelstad Arena right after the Minnesota - UND hockey game, but still he faces no formal charges.

Police say 28-year-old Peter Chwialkowski (fee-uh-cuss-key) hit 34-year-old Jason Smith of Grand Forks.

He was arrested for aggravated assault, but has not been formally charged with any crime yet.

The Grand Forks County States Attorney's office says the incident is still under investigation and they aren't sure if or when charges will be filed.

Nancy Yon, Grand Forks County Assistant States Attorney says "Its an open investigation, our office has been reviewing materials as they come in. We are waiting for a couple other items that have been requested so at this point it is still an open investigation."

According to Jason Smith's caringbridge.com website, he's still in rehab but has been allowed to return home.

The site says that during the fight he fell to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete. And that he's had surgery to remove pieces of shattered skull.

To help pay for Smith's medical expenses...family and friends are planning a benefit for him this Friday.

They're also selling t-shirts at Bonzers, the Broken Drum, Judys, and The Parrot's Cay in Grand Forks.

A chili and baked potato benefit for Smith is this Friday at the Eagle's Club in East Grand Forks from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

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