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

Military affairs beat: Dayton focuses on help for vets

Gov. Mark Dayton is focusing on veterans this week. On Tuesday, Dayton’s left hand was busy signing things. He signed...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Veterans criticize poor care at Hibbing's VA clinic

One in a series of forums on veterans issues turned contentious on Wednesday for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan as vets stepped forward to complain about local treatment at a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic that has been the subject of criticism for long wait times and poor treatment.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Feds pull plug on moving Minnesota immigration office

The General Services Administration will move other government services to the new building on the outskirts of Bloomington and keep its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices at its current location near the Mall of America and near mass transit.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Minnesota Chamber: Immigrant reform aids state economy

Bill Blazar is a numbers guy. So is the organization he works for — the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Both...

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Minn. legislators ask feds to rethink Bloomington immigration office move

Nearly two dozen state senators have joined call to reconsider moving.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Immigration beat: Economy in need of migrants, study says

A new report spells out the economic necessity of a growing immigrant population in the Midwest.Amid the heated debate about...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 07:00 PM

Minnesota vets recall costs, errors as chaos consumes Iraq

Many of the 88,000 Minnesotans who served during the two Gulf wars are watching with a mixture of regret and indignation.as old battlefields and old arguments flash across their TV screens while the Iraqi government flirts with collapse.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Military affairs beat Congress takes on vets’ care access

The problem of access to rural health care for veterans may be addressed in legislation being introduced in response to...

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Minnesota vets complain of poor service at VA clinic

The complaints about a clinic in Hibbing resemble problems evident at VA medical facilities across the country.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 05:29 AM

June 16: Medtronic pays $42.9 billion for Covidien

The deal will move Medtronic’s executive headquarters to Dublin, where it will enjoy substantial tax advantages.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:11 PM

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