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

Purple Heart stolen from Minnesotan killed in Korea home at last

William Johnson brushed away tears as he accepted the Purple Heart of his brother, George, who was killed in Korea as a 17-year-old soldier nearly 64 years ago.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Military affairs beat: Needs of women veterans surveyed

A national survey of women veterans points to a greater need for access to community-based medical care and a need...

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 07:37 PM

Jan. 22: Mom recounts Minn. soldier's Afghan ordeal: ‘We got ambushed'

The soldiers were injured during an assault by suicide bombers and gunmen against a NATO base in Kandahar Province. One NATO service member died in the attack.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Immigration & Culture beat: Refugee mental health aid is lacking

In the first national survey of its kind, University of Minnesota researchers have found that most states do not provide...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 06:59 PM

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

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