Pat Sweeney

Pat Sweeney on KNOX

Pat Sweeney joins KNOX News after a long career in news and sports on North Dakota TV and radio.

Since moving from St. Paul to North Dakota in 1980, he has covered news and sports in Williston, Dickinson and Grand Forks.

In nearly 35 years at WDAZ-TV, he was three times voted North Dakota sportscaster of the year by his peers. His work for WDAZ News during the 1997 flood helped the station win an Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news coverage.

He previously worked for KNOX as a sportscaster and trivia show co-host.

A loyal Minnesota Twins fan, Pat says his claim to fame is holding Paul Molitor's water bottle for two years as manager of the Cretin High School boys basketball team.

Recent Posts by Pat Sweeney

One firefighter hurt in GF railroad bridge fire

Aug 18, 2017 AT 9:18 am

One Grand Forks firefighter was injured Friday morning, battling a fire at the downtown Grand Forks railroad bridge.

Cramer discusses plans for 2018 on KNOX

Aug 17, 2017 AT 1:39 pm

​ North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer says he hasn’t decided whether he will run for re-election next year—or run for the U-S Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Travel to Minnesota's NW Angle made easier

Aug 17, 2017 AT 1:25 pm

Federal authorities are rolling out a pilot program to make border crossing easier for travelers to the northernmost point of the lower 48 states, Minnesota's Northwest Angle.

Grafton's Campbell announces run for U.S. Senate

Aug 17, 2017 AT 7:56 am

Republican state Sen. Tom Campbell said Wednesday he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, citing President Donald Trump's popularity in the state as a selling point.

GF Road Construction Update

Aug 11, 2017 AT 10:25 am

​Good news for motorists who travel Demers Ave in Grand Forks. The $4.9 million Demers construction project from I-29 to the fire station near Washington St., should be all but wrapped up this week, according to city engineer Al Grasser.