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: 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

Military affairs beat: Few links tie war to suicides

A recently released study found that deployments in war zones had few direct links to the rising number of military...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 05:54 PM

Immigration beat: White House highlights benefits of reform to agriculture

In its ongoing efforts to push for immigration reform, the White House has released a report on the economic benefits...

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 07:06 PM

Tax credit for Minnesota troops who served in 2009 is about to expire

Were you in the American military and called Iraq or Afghanistan home for a few months in 2009? How about...

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Behind lonely troops lurks online con featuring fake IDs, photos

If not for her suspicions, Debby Wadsworth of Maple Grove may have fallen victim to an increasingly common scam that has targeted thousands of women online: promises of love from American men serving in the military that turn out to be fake.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:28 AM

Military affairs beat: Minneapolis VA recognized as leader in GLBT care

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has been recognized as a leader in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.In...

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 08:08 PM

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