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

Immigration beat: African Development Center names new director

The African Development Center has announced it will be filling the significant void left by the death of founder Hussein...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:58 PM

Army combats suicide surge in its ranks

More service members now are taking their own lives than are dying in combat. As the toll mounts, family members are asking whether military leaders are responding properly to soldiers in crisis.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 12:33 PM

Immigration and culture beat: Surveys illuminate immigrant concerns

By a hefty margin, Hispanics say they think being able to live and work in the United States legally without...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 06:31 PM

Evacuation ends for N.D. city near crude oil inferno

Two-thirds of Casselton’s 2,400 residents heeded warnings to leave after trains derailed.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Review: VA needs better cost oversight

The VA needs to do a better job of tracking the costs of serving the more than 36,000 vets receiving...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 08:17 PM

4-H clubs are no longer sole domain of farm kids at county fairs

Club members do a decent job of remembering what the four H’s stand for (head, heart, hands and health), but they don’t recite it like a kid from the 1960s might.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 08:29 PM

South Sudan conflicts haven’t crossed to Minnesota

Minnesotans with tribal ties say they’re working to keep the peace.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Immigration beat: Homeland security is looking for interns

The Department of Homeland Security is looking for several unpaid student interns in the Twin Cities for the spring of...

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 05:36 PM

After 44 years, Minnesota Seabee gets his Purple Heart

It took persistence, some digging and a little help from the top to deliver the medal for Fred Jenness, a Seabee wounded in Vietnam.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:40 PM

Military affairs beat: Calendar features vets and their dogs

A Twin Cities couple has produced a calendar of service dogs and their owners, all veterans with PTSD and other...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 11:07 AM

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