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 33 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

Roseau Co. man arraigned on 13 porn charges

Mar 21, 2018 AT 4:47 pm

​A Roseau County man was arraigned Wednesday on 13 charges of possession of pornographic work involving minors.

Monique Lamoureux-Morando joins NHL Network

Mar 21, 2018 AT 3:40 pm

Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut as an NHL Network studio analyst on Friday.

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder, manslaughter

Mar 20, 2018 AT 4:23 pm

A Minnesota prosecutor says he charged a police officer in the killing of an unarmed Australian woman because the officer deserved it.

GF man gets 16 years on drug charge

Mar 20, 2018 AT 3:08 pm

​A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. Thirty-nine-year-old Ryan Scott Franklin was sentenced Tuesday in Fargo by Judge Ralph Erickson of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lucia steps down as UM men's hockey coach

Mar 20, 2018 AT 1:39 pm

​University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle and Head Coach Don Lucia today announced that Lucia will step down as Minnesota’s head men’s hockey coach, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director through June 30, 2019.