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

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

Dec. 12, 2013: Care at Mpls. VA home gets new scrutiny

In the past three years, state records show, the veterans home has been the subject of 11 state health department investigations, including four suspicious deaths.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Immigration beat: Neighborhood Development Center wins $50K for immigrant projects

The Twin Cities-based Neighborhood Development Center, a nonprofit that revitalizes low-income neighborhoods by empowering entrepreneurs, is one of four recipients...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 07:28 PM

Obituary: Dorsey & Whitney's Roger Magnuson at 68

Roger Magnuson was a Twin Cities lawyer-educator-preacher with lofty academic credentials and a diverse résumé that included finding himself embroiled...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 07:03 PM

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