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

Feds step up deportation of Somalis in trouble in Minnesota

For Somalis who have broken the law, deportation to a volatile homeland is now a real possibility. “We still consider Somalia to be extremely unsafe,” said Deepinder Mayell, above, of Advocates for Human Rights.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 11:08 PM

Immigration beat: Loans aim to help young Somalis

The Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee (ARC) took a look at some daunting statistics in Somalia: 66 percent unemployment and 70...

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 09:39 PM

ICE launches app targeting child predators

It sends alerts, accepts anonymous tips about fugitives.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 09:56 PM

Military affairs beat: Study ties the time in combat to divorce risk

From the Keen-Sense-of-the-Obvious Department: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages. The risk of divorce...

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 07:07 PM

Minnesota group reaches out to Syrian refugees

American Refugee Committee, based in Minneapolis, sends an aid worker to Jordan to help coordinate efforts.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 10:13 PM

Immigration beat: Groups tout value of money exchanges for Somalia

More than $215 million a year is sent to Somalia by relatives in the United States, with much of that...

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 07:07 PM

Military affairs beat: Some employers don't know rules for Guard/Reserves

A new Rand Corp. study of the federal law designed to protect members of the National Guard and Reserve from...

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 06:41 PM

Immigration beat: ‘DACA’ app helps young immigrants apply to stay

Immigration advocates are launching a “Pocket DACA” app for smartphones and tablets.The app will help immigrants brought to this country...

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 07:02 PM

Local congressional offices targets of immigration reform rallies

Rallies at offices of Reps. Kline and Paulsen were part of a national effort to target “persuadable” conservatives as recess nears an end.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 10:37 PM

Obituary: Andrew Oerke, poet and global visionary

Andrew Oerke traveled the globe as a pioneer in the Peace Corps, a founder of microloan nonprofits, a restorer of...

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 08:55 AM

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