Mark Brunswick

Reporter | Military Affairs
Phone: 612-673-4434
Mark Brunswick covers military affairs for the Star Tribune. He has had assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo and has focused on domestic issues related to PTSD, returning veterans, military recruitment and the new role of women in the military. Previously, he covered state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul.

Recent content from Mark Brunswick

Pentagon puts Globe U., Minn. School of Business on probation

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business are barred from taking some military tuition assistance pending investigation.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Fallen soldier's dream to be realized after 11 years of work, red tape

New London family overcame bureaucracy to get plan for state park parking lot approved.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 04:25 PM

U.S. Senate report questions for-profit schools' approach to vets on GI Bill

A report released recently casts some pretty unfavorable light on the for-profit college and university industry and its continued pursuit...

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 06:04 PM

Inspector general: No evidence Minneapolis VA falsified records

The announcement late Friday came after members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation requested an investigation into the death of Jordan Buisman

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Oct. 5: Veterans at for-profit colleges often find diplomas come up short

Taxpayers continue to spend twice as much on average to send a veteran to a for-profit college, even though up to 66 percent of those students overall withdraw without a degree or diploma.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Minneapolis VA studying alternatives to pain meds

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System will participate in two major research projects focusing on non-drug approaches to pain.The Minneapolis...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 05:38 PM

Judge orders Sheriff Stanek to reinstate Iraq war vet's gun permit

Ruling could set a precedent for treatment of veterans, revoking licenses.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 02:22 PM

$35 million federal grant to complete expansion at Minneapolis vets' home

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has received a $35 million federal grant to complete the expansion of the Minneapolis...

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Sept. 23: Minnesota senators want answers about Marine's death

VA records show Jordan Buisman rescheduled his appointment four days after he died.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Willmar man masquerading as Army hero faces prison

Richard Arthur Rahn is behind bars, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Local authorities are forwarding their investigation to a federal prosecutor for possible action over fraudulent use of a military uniform, insignia or medals.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:54 AM

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