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

EGF Mayor Gander gives State of City address

Apr 25, 2018 AT 2:52 pm

​Finding a way to increase economical entry-level housing in East Grand Forks will be a challenge -- but Mayor Steve Gander says it's worth the effort.

Proposed new UND mission statement

Apr 25, 2018 AT 2:45 pm

​A proposed new UND mission statement –- with an accent on brevity -- could be approved by the State Board of Higher Education on Thursday.

NDDoH: Take precautions against tick bites

Apr 25, 2018 AT 2:18 pm

​As weather gets warmer, ticks -- and the diseases they carry -- become a concern for North Dakotans. The State Department of Health encourages residents to take precautions against tick bites when outdoors.

Public open house meetings on proposed new CAT routes

Apr 24, 2018 AT 4:30 pm

A series of six public open house meetings on proposed new bus routes in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks begins Wednesday and continues through May 8th.

Man charged in connection with GF burglary

Apr 24, 2018 AT 3:57 pm

​Grand Forks Police say a 36-year-old man faces felony charges in connection with one of several burglaries in the city this year.