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

High court upholds dismissal of pipeline security case

Aug 22, 2019 AT 3:35 pm

ND Supreme Court denies an appeal by state regulators who sought up to $2 million in fines from a company that handled security for the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline.

8 injured in accident near MN State Fair

Aug 22, 2019 AT 2:26 pm

One of the buses was heading to the State Fair with 43 passengers and a driver. The other bus was empty, aside from the driver.

Jason Ulmer hired as director of Hockey Academy at REA

Aug 22, 2019 AT 2:23 pm

Ulmer played on two UND national championship teams

ND Supreme Court tosses Hoehn's life sentence

Aug 22, 2019 AT 12:50 pm

A jury in 2018 found William Hoehn guilty for his role in the 2017 death of Savanna Greywind

ND agency disregarded policy on spill reporting

Aug 22, 2019 AT 12:48 pm

Official says a spill report should have been made public to reflect the severity of the spill near Watford City